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by Michel
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polyglot 1.4w Released
Replies: 101
Views: 18964

Re: Polyglot 1.4w11 Released

winboard doesn't have a way to lower the engine priority, and I go nuts!
Ok let's ask H.G. Muller politely. He occasionally reads this forum :-)
by Michel
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polyglot 1.4w Released
Replies: 101
Views: 18964

Re: Polyglot 1.4w11 Released

If you grab polyglot from one of the repositories, then it's going to nice the engine at +6 because that's what the source does. It's what a cygwin build will do too, unless the source has been altered. It was actually niceing at +20!!! I have thrown this out in the version I have been maintaining ...
by Michel
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polyglot 1.4w Released
Replies: 101
Views: 18964

Re: Polyglot 1.4w11 Released

# PostDelay surpress the engine's pv lines for #n seconds Isn't that something the GUI should do? I added this option so that engines would not flood the tlcs server i use. It would indeed be nice if winboard would handle it. Polyglot already has KibitzDelay. Does "UseDelay" cover some other situat...
by Michel
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polyglot 1.4w Released
Replies: 101
Views: 18964

Re: Polyglot 1.4w11 Released

For uniformity it is good there should be a "Nice" option in windows as well. Still I don't see the logic. Polyglot uses no cpu-time so it is not competing with the engine for cpu cycles. Why should the engine run at lower priority? For an OS with a decent scheduler like Linux and Windows (these day...
by Michel
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polyglot 1.4w Released
Replies: 101
Views: 18964

Re: Polyglot 1.4w11 Released

# new EngineNice option (windows) to control the engine's priority (Eric Mullins) I have used "UseNice" in Linux for this option. It is only necessary if you compile PG as a Cygwin binary (i.e. if you compile without using -mno-cygwin). Is it really necessary on Windows? I any case it probably best...
by Michel
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polyglot books
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Polyglot books

But if there is a way to add moves and adjust weights and save it without saving the whole book, please inform me Smile Well due to the structure of PG books, if you add a move there is not much you can do except saving the whole book. However if in a position you have only adjusted the weights SCI...
by Michel
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polyglot books
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Polyglot books

It seems that everytime I try to save the weight adjustments under book tuning, SCID beta seems to freeze up. It takes a while to save the move and adjustments. The old SCID did not do this. It is true that saving now takes a bit longer. But on my several years old laptop this is less than half a s...
by Michel
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polyglot books
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Polyglot books

Does this SCID version and the SCID 3.7 beta version have the option to add Polyglot moves already?
Yes it seems 3.7b does support this (I just compiled it). No need to use the old
development version.
by Michel
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polyglot books
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Polyglot books

Here is an old development version

http://alpha.uhasselt.be/Research/Algeb ... exp.tar.gz

which contains window binaries.

The CVS version however contains some additional features.
by Michel
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polyglot books
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Polyglot books

The CVS version of scid supports this.

Are you using Linux? On Linux is easy to compile the CVS version. On windows
it is somewhat trickier.