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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by AdminX » Thu May 28, 2020 8:50 am

Not sure if this is a bug, but I am looking into it. Running Version 26 on two systems and when I now try to play a local network game the GUI has been crashing on the remote system.
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Re: Banksia GUI released

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AdminX wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:50 am
Not sure if this is a bug, but I am looking into it. Running Version 26 on two systems and when I now try to play a local network game the GUI has been crashing on the remote system.
UPDATE: At 1st I thought this might be a Firewall issue, so I uninstalled my ESET anti-virus and firewall software and ran another test. However the problem still exist. Everything worked fine untill I upgraded to version 26.
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by Jonathan003 » Thu May 28, 2020 1:04 pm

I tried the new book conversion option.
Not all lines are there, even not all main lines are there.
I tried it with the bin book gm2600 that comes with Scid.

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As you can see in the tree window, from the pgn file from the converted bin book. Only the moves dxc4, and Bf5 are there.

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by MCDermont » Thu May 28, 2020 5:03 pm

i will still remember you on the casteling problem :D
its still there , the move is stored in the bin book but no engine will use the stored move :(

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by Sergio Martinez » Thu May 28, 2020 8:52 pm

jorose wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:19 am

The other point is I was wondering where I can access or save the PGN(s) of the games from the tournament? I can replay the games in a small window in the application, but I can't figure out how to save those games to PGN. The application seems well thought out and intuitive mostly, so I imagine I am misunderstanding something obvious.
---> New tournament ---> Logs ---> Games (set path)
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by phhnguyen » Sat May 30, 2020 11:58 am

AdminX wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:33 am
Bug Report: I've been noticing that time is out of sync by about 5 to 8 seconds when using LiChess Bot. The GUI believes that there is more time than is actually available. This happens at least when I do test games vs LiChess Stockfish Bot. Does not seem to happen vs other bots. Wanted to report it anyway.
Thanks a lot for the report. The bug has been fixed for the next release.

The bug is caused by BSG always adds time increment to the time left (updated from Lichess) before ordering engines to calculate moves. It means engines get time left bigger than the real one (=increment) and may get trouble when the time left too small. For a temporary solution before having the new release, you can play Lichess bot with time increment = 0.
AdminX wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:16 am
LiChess Bots: Can you add an option for Corresponence? I get Corresponence matches that I would like to disable from the GUI.
it is actually another bug. BSG should always refuse Corresponence games. Will fix. Thanks again
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by phhnguyen » Sun May 31, 2020 3:08 am

zenpawn wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:56 am
phhnguyen wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am
zenpawn wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:16 pm
It seems that Banksia does not recognize Winboard engines as being capable of playing chess960.
Thanks a lot for the feedback.

You are right. Actually even I have coded BSG to understand WB engine's chess variants, I did not test them with that chess variant since I was struggling to find them (Winboard engines supporting chess 960). Can you/someones suggest some of them? I prefer ones for macOS but Windows OK.
Don't know of any macOS ones, but here are a few FRC Winboard engines:

ExChess https://sites.google.com/site/experimentalchessprogram/
Schooner https://sites.google.com/site/schoonerchess/home
SlowChess Blitz http://www.3dkingdoms.com/chess/slow.htm (both UCI and Winboard)
Thanks a lot for the links. Interestingly, two of those three engines can work with UCI protocol too thus they don't have any problem with BSG :D
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Mon May 25, 2020 11:24 am
AdminX wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:16 am
LiChess Bots: Can you add an option for Corresponence? I get Corresponence matches that I would like to disable from the GUI.
Adding on to this, I see variants are not an option when challenging via the GUI, but can it accept variant challenges? If not, that would be a great feature (at least the variants that use standard chess pieces, like FRC, 3-check, etc.). I suppose it goes hand-in-hand with the current bug whereby the GUI doesn't realize Winboard engines can play chess960 too. :)
Lichess bot on BSG version 0.26 works only with standard chess. I have been working to add chess 960 to it from the next release. Look like I have fixed the bug of chess960 for Winboard engines too.
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by phhnguyen » Sun May 31, 2020 3:31 am

jorose wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:19 am
I used the recent Winter v0.8 release as an opportunity to test a couple GUIs, including Banksia. I am for the most part quite happy and feel this will likely be one of my main chess applications (together with Cutechess, XBoard and Scid) moving forward. That being said, two points:

When I ran a tournament and set base hash and threads to respective values, some of the engines seemed to ignore these values so I ended up restarting the tournament with the settings for all the engines individually fixed to the correct values. Is there something I did incorrectly, or was that just a bug?
Thanks a lot for the report.

If it happens again, please help us by checking the engine log to see if BSG setup engines correctly (send correct options, features to engines). The log can set up from New tournament dialog.
jorose wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:19 am
The other point is I was wondering where I can access or save the PGN(s) of the games from the tournament? I can replay the games in a small window in the application, but I can't figure out how to save those games to PGN. The application seems well thought out and intuitive mostly, so I imagine I am misunderstanding something obvious.
Sergio Martinez wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:52 pm
jorose wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:19 am

The other point is I was wondering where I can access or save the PGN(s) of the games from the tournament? I can replay the games in a small window in the application, but I can't figure out how to save those games to PGN. The application seems well thought out and intuitive mostly, so I imagine I am misunderstanding something obvious.
---> New tournament ---> Logs ---> Games (set path)
Thank Sergio for the help! Yes, you set up PGN as a log from New tournament dialog.
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by MCDermont » Sun May 31, 2020 7:15 am

MCDermont wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 5:03 pm
i will still remember you on the casteling problem :D
its still there , the move is stored in the bin book but no engine will use the stored move :(

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by phhnguyen » Sun May 31, 2020 10:28 am

AdminX wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 9:34 am
AdminX wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:50 am
Not sure if this is a bug, but I am looking into it. Running Version 26 on two systems and when I now try to play a local network game the GUI has been crashing on the remote system.
UPDATE: At 1st I thought this might be a Firewall issue, so I uninstalled my ESET anti-virus and firewall software and ran another test. However the problem still exist. Everything worked fine untill I upgraded to version 26.
Thanks a lot for the report. The bug (added when I have tried to support chess960 for games on LAN) has been fixed for the next report.
https://banksiagui.com
A freeware chess GUI, based on opensource Banksia - the chess tournament manager

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