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Chest for Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:29 pm
by Canoike
Hello,

I found the source code of Chest 3.19 and successfully compiled it for my xubuntu PC. It is old. So is there something newer for Linux ? Maybe a UCI version instead of a command line one...

Thank you.

Re: Chest for Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:26 pm
by Look
I suspect Stockfish would run on Linux. Unfortunately no featured Chess GUI exist for Linux AFAIK.

Re: Chest for Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:19 pm
by zullil
Canoike wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Hello,

I found the source code of Chest 3.19 and successfully compiled it for my xubuntu PC. It is old. So is there something newer for Linux ? Maybe a UCI version instead of a command line one...

Thank you.
There's ChestUCI_V52 at https://fhub.jimdo.com/, but I believe the source code is private and only Windows executables are provided. I suppose you could try running it under Wine on Linux.

Re: Chest for Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:29 pm
by mar
Look wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:26 pm
I suspect Stockfish would run on Linux. Unfortunately no featured Chess GUI exist for Linux AFAIK.
xboard works very well on Linux, of course

Re: Chest for Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:09 pm
by zullil
mar wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Look wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:26 pm
I suspect Stockfish would run on Linux. Unfortunately no featured Chess GUI exist for Linux AFAIK.
xboard works very well on Linux, of course
As does Cute Chess, as far as I can tell.

Re: Chest for Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:59 pm
by Canoike
zullil wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Canoike wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Hello,

I found the source code of Chest 3.19 and successfully compiled it for my xubuntu PC. It is old. So is there something newer for Linux ? Maybe a UCI version instead of a command line one...

Thank you.
There's ChestUCI_V52 at https://fhub.jimdo.com/, but I believe the source code is private and only Windows executables are provided. I suppose you could try running it under Wine on Linux.
Thanks zullil. I had already found this link you mention. Wine is evil ;) As I have a multi boot PC, I largely prefer using linux to "feel the power" of my softwares. Well, I'll do with it.

Re: Chest for Linux

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:48 am
by Dann Corbit
Arena runs on Linux
Shredder GUI runs on Linux
I guess that there are a lot more besides those already mentioned

Re: Chest for Linux

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:08 am
by Look
Dann Corbit wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:48 am
Arena runs on Linux
Shredder GUI runs on Linux
I guess that there are a lot more besides those already mentioned
There could be many. But I tried Arena GUI in windows and it has some delay and other problems. Shredder GUI is old. And so on. What GUI I want on linux ? A GUI with many features like ChessBase GUI in windows with :
  • Mega Database.
  • Fast And responsive.
  • Ability to install any UCI engine.
  • Powerful game search.
  • Annotated games.
  • Opening books.
  • Many types of board and pieces displayed.
  • And so on.

Re: Chest for Linux

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:07 pm
by hgm
Well, XBoard does most of that. Except the mega database; the database and game search functions would get a bit slow above 40k games. To handle larger databases there is SCID.

Re: Chest for Linux

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:18 pm
by Look
hgm wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Well, XBoard does most of that. Except the mega database; the database and game search functions would get a bit slow above 40k games. To handle larger databases there is SCID.
As a training tool I would add :
  • Advanced replay training. Like that featured in ChessBase 15 and even better.