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Ubuntu ARM64 for chess?

Post by AlexChess » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:40 am

Hi!
I'm interested in playing engine tournaments with Ubuntu ARM, So I'm looking for chess IDEs like Winboard/xboard, Cutechess, BanksiaGui & Arena compiling them by myself (if open source) together with all best engines.

Until now I have only Pychess working...
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Re: Ubuntu ARM64 for chess?

Post by Dann Corbit » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:20 pm

I guess that xboard will compile easily enough
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Re: Ubuntu ARM64 for chess?

Post by jshriver » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:06 am

AlexChess wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:40 am
Hi!
I'm interested in playing engine tournaments with Ubuntu ARM, So I'm looking for chess IDEs like Winboard/xboard, Cutechess, BanksiaGui & Arena compiling them by myself (if open source) together with all best engines.

Until now I have only Pychess working...
Checkout this thread here:

http://talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.p ... aarch64_Pi

Pi4Chess has done an amazing job making builds and I've added a few myself.

He has a bigger collection available, but here is an earlier one I'm mirroring.

https://chess.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspac ... 020.tar.gz

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Re: Ubuntu ARM64 for chess?

Post by AlexChess » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:39 am

jshriver wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:06 am
AlexChess wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:40 am
Hi!
I'm interested in playing engine tournaments with Ubuntu ARM, So I'm looking for chess IDEs like Winboard/xboard, Cutechess, BanksiaGui & Arena compiling them by myself (if open source) together with all best engines.

Until now I have only Pychess working...
Checkout this thread here:

http://talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.p ... aarch64_Pi

Pi4Chess has done an amazing job making builds and I've added a few myself.

He has a bigger collection available, but here is an earlier one I'm mirroring.

https://chess.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspac ... 020.tar.gz
Thank you!
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Re: Ubuntu ARM64 for chess?

Post by lucasart » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:15 am

AlexChess wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:40 am
Hi!
I'm interested in playing engine tournaments with Ubuntu ARM, So I'm looking for chess IDEs like Winboard/xboard, Cutechess, BanksiaGui & Arena compiling them by myself (if open source) together with all best engines.

Until now I have only Pychess working...
c-chess-cli should work: https://github.com/lucasart/c-chess-cli
I've never tried Linux on ARM, but I've tested c-chess-cli on Android (using Termux) and MacOS (automated with github CI).
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Re: Ubuntu ARM64 for chess?

Post by AlexChess » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:07 am

lucasart wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:15 am
AlexChess wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:40 am
Hi!
I'm interested in playing engine tournaments with Ubuntu ARM, So I'm looking for chess IDEs like Winboard/xboard, Cutechess, BanksiaGui & Arena compiling them by myself (if open source) together with all best engines.

Until now I have only Pychess working...
c-chess-cli should work: https://github.com/lucasart/c-chess-cli
I've never tried Linux on ARM, but I've tested c-chess-cli on Android (using Termux) and MacOS (automated with github CI).
Thank you, but I'm looking for a GUI, too.
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Re: Ubuntu ARM64 for chess?

Post by jshriver » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:54 am

AlexChess wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:07 am

Thank you, but I'm looking for a GUI, too.
cutechess and xboard work great under ubuntu arm. I run Ubuntu on most of my boxes and really havent noticed any difference between a a normal PC and my Pi4 w/ 8gigs ram.

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Re: Ubuntu ARM64 for chess?

Post by AlexChess » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:13 pm

Hi!
Have you a link for cutechess and cutechess-cli ARM64 binaries? I've fount it here, but it is expired.
I'll tell you if it works also on Ubuntu ARM64 under Parallels Desktop M1 :)

Thanks!
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Re: Ubuntu ARM64 for chess?

Post by amanjpro » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:34 pm

AlexChess wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:13 pm
Hi!
Have you a link for cutechess and cutechess-cli ARM64 binaries? I've fount it here, but it is expired.
I'll tell you if it works also on Ubuntu ARM64 under Parallels Desktop M1 :)

Thanks!
AlexChess
You can download binaries here: https://github.com/cutechess/cutechess/ ... /tag/1.2.0

And if your architecture/OS is not provided, then building it from the source is super simple:

https://github.com/cutechess/cutechess# ... rom-source

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Re: Ubuntu ARM64 for chess?

Post by lucasart » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:37 am

AlexChess wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:13 pm
Hi!
Have you a link for cutechess and cutechess-cli ARM64 binaries? I've fount it here, but it is expired.
I'll tell you if it works also on Ubuntu ARM64 under Parallels Desktop M1 :)

Thanks!
AlexChess
I thought you wanted to compile by yourself. Are you having issues compiling Cutechess or Banksia ? The hardest part is to install Qt dependencies. Otherwise, I can't see why the platform (ARM instead of amd64) would make a difference.
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