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by Michel
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5811

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

The syntax of polyglot is polyglot [configfile] [mode] [options] The following come with stock polyglot. polyglot [configfile] polyglot make-book [-pgn inputfile] [-bin outputfile] [-max-ply ply] [-min-game games] [-min-score score] [-only-white] [-only-black] [-uniform] polyglot merge-book -in1 inp...
by Michel
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5811

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

Yes the EngineDirectory does not have to be set. That is a good point.

I think I would go for something

polyglot gui-mode -cp "<engine command>"

to be consistent with the other modes of invoking polyglot.
by Michel
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5811

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

But if the idea is to run Polyglot without using any ini file, just based on its command-line options, all UCI options would remain at their defaults, (until they are changed by the GUI through WB protocol), and altering the engine name would be hardly useful. The engine name is what polyglot sends...
by Michel
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5811

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

But of course Polyglot ini files are a curse, and if the user has to be aware of their existence, it is a sure sign of bad design of the Chess environment. Well command line people like me may like the .ini files. I always start xboard with xboard -fcp "polyglot <some.ini>" and do not rely on xboar...
by Michel
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WB-engine authors please note!
Replies: 49
Views: 5811

Re: WB-engine authors please note!

Probably this subject would be more natural on the wbforum but as the thread was initiated here I'll reply here. The main question is: Who should save settings for an engine? Winboard/Xboard or the engine. I think it should be the Winboard as this is what all other GUIs do but H.G. Muller thinks it ...
by Michel
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Using wild character under command line mode
Replies: 15
Views: 2836

Re: Using wild character under command line mode

Spend the time creating a nice managable Makefile On Unix at least you should not create Makefiles yourself. Let autoconf/automake deal with it. In this way you get makefiles which automatically understand all the standard GNU targets and will automatically install things in the correct directories.
by Michel
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Using wild character under command line mode
Replies: 15
Views: 2836

Re: Using wild character under command line mode

Unix, an application does not have to deal with wildcards as the shell processes them _before_ the application gets executed. On bash that is not quite true I think. If an argument containing wildcards does not match anything it will not be "expanded" (unless nullglob is set). Programs like scp and...
by Michel
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I need a name for a chess gui application
Replies: 48
Views: 10287

Re: I need a name for a chess gui application

C++ and Qt 4.4. We also use Doxygen for API documentation, and Git for version control.
Great! That seems to be the way to go.

Success!

Michel
by Michel
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WinBoard 4.3.15 released
Replies: 55
Views: 6081

Re: WinBoard 4.3.15 released

To get the man command use it on my Ubuntu I had to rename it to xboard.6, gzip it, and move it to /usr/share/man/man6/xboard.6.gz
Installing the man page should normally have been handled by autoconf/automake....

I think these are supported on MACOSX as well.
by Michel
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Speed of chess programs on the iPhone/iPod Touch
Replies: 30
Views: 5468

Re: Speed of chess programs on the iPhone/iPod Touch

I never use profile-generated optimization with GCC, simply because it doesn't work for me.
That's strange. I experimented with it with Toga and it seemed to work. But I did not do
any serious testing.