icsdrone is an interface between a chess server and a chess engine

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icsdrone acts as an interface between an ICS (Internet Chess Server) and a chess engine supporting the XBoard/WinBoard protocol. Unlike XBoard/WinBoard it does not use a graphical interface so it is suitable for use on embedded systems.

icsdrone was originally developed for FICS (the Free Internet Chess Server) by Henrik Gram but currently ICC (the Internet Chess Club) works as well.

Some features

- "Daemon mode" (run in background).
- Auto reconnection in case of network problems.
- Builtin support for using timeseal.
- An ICS proxy.

When instructed via the "proxy" option, icsdrone acts as a proxy for the ICS it is connected to. This is similar to using xboard with zippy but now the "GUI" (xboard/winboard) can be closed without terminating the engine.

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Board Games, Communications


BSD License

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Intended Audience

Developers, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Non-interactive (Daemon)

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