From: Felipe Bergo <bergo@se...> - 2003-02-05 20:34:25
Hi, I've put eboard-0.7.99 for download at
This is a beta release, I'm still testing some things on it before it
becomes 0.8.0, but provides a fix for clocks in examination mode on FICS
(will show clocks running if they're unpaused and will highlight whose
move it is even when clocks are paused). New clock modes for playing vs.
engines are available too. The changelog since 0.7.1pl1 goes below.
0.7.99 is a particularly good upgrade for watching the Kasparov vs. Deep
Juniors matches on FICS (game 5 just started), since the clocks will feel
much better now. The sourceforge page has not been updated, sourceforge
shell services seem to be down, and most likely 0.7.99 won't be put there,
I'll update sourceforge when 0.8.0 comes out.
0.8.0 should be out by Feb 15, maybe earlier.
-- changelog since 0.7.1pl1
* [sjen] illegal move behavior has been fixed. This was an issue on
due to the variants it plays, for the other engines, having
eboard's legality check on is the most safe behavior. (if you
legality checking off with GNU chess 5, for example, it won't
about illegal moves, and will just sit waiting for a new move,
game will be broken).
* [eng] now 3 types of time controls can be chosen for playing
against engines: fixed time per move, given number of
moves in given period of time or Fischer Clocks (increment
clocks like FICS's -- and move 1, both white and black -- do
count for the time control, so don't be surprised by the clock
reset until white makes move 2).
* [eng] the max depth setting was being sent completely wrong
to engines, fixed <sigh>.
* [fics] the undocumented pause/unpause flag on examined games
is now taken into account: relayed games (like Kasparov vs.
Deep Junior) will show up with clocks running correctly.
As a consequence, in the first two moves of every game
the clocks will not be shown running (because the first move,
both white and black, are always 0:00). FICS says the clock
is paused at those moves, and eboard behaves accordingly.
* [all] rewrote the text console code from scratch, should fix
a lot of issues regarding selection/copy/paste.
* [all] applied a patch to po/Makefile.in.in (NLS support) to
fix compilation/installation with DESTDIR. Thanks to
Federico Schwindt for sending the patch.
* [all] fixed a crash on PGN game display when the PGN
contained illegal NAG codes ($140 and above).
Felipe Paulo Guazzi Bergo - Computer Science MSc Student at Unicamp
bergo@... - Campinas - SP - Brazil - Earth
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