## [Chessx-users] Evaluation colors and mate colors.

 [Chessx-users] Evaluation colors and mate colors. From: Luca Daniel - 2014-06-03 12:54:56 ```@Fex Only now I understand what do you mean. When the position is evaluated as +1 or -1 (with a plus or a minus) or any number... then color gives the indication who is better. Red is better for black and blue is better for white, but when there is a checkmate announcement the colors do not work anymore in the same manner. It shows blue even if black is going to checkmate but is white to move, and shows red even when white is going to checkmate but is black to move. When there is a checkmate announcement the colors does not indicate who checkmates but instead is the color for who is to move, blue for white and red for black regardless who checkmates. You want that if black checkmates to show that in red and if white mates to show that in blue. Another example is when the evaluations is -54.38 that is shown in red and suddenly the engine finds a checkmate then the color is dependent to who is to move and not who checkmates, so if black is to move the color stays red and if white is to move the color changes to blue. Also the evaluation 0.00 should not be in either red or blue but instead a different color, maybe green or yellow or black or user defined. Fex has a good point, if ChessX is going to use colors to show who is better then the colors need to be always right, and 0.00 evaluation should be a different color since is equal. ```

 [Chessx-users] Evaluation colors and mate colors. From: Luca Daniel - 2014-06-03 12:54:56 ```@Fex Only now I understand what do you mean. When the position is evaluated as +1 or -1 (with a plus or a minus) or any number... then color gives the indication who is better. Red is better for black and blue is better for white, but when there is a checkmate announcement the colors do not work anymore in the same manner. It shows blue even if black is going to checkmate but is white to move, and shows red even when white is going to checkmate but is black to move. When there is a checkmate announcement the colors does not indicate who checkmates but instead is the color for who is to move, blue for white and red for black regardless who checkmates. You want that if black checkmates to show that in red and if white mates to show that in blue. Another example is when the evaluations is -54.38 that is shown in red and suddenly the engine finds a checkmate then the color is dependent to who is to move and not who checkmates, so if black is to move the color stays red and if white is to move the color changes to blue. Also the evaluation 0.00 should not be in either red or blue but instead a different color, maybe green or yellow or black or user defined. Fex has a good point, if ChessX is going to use colors to show who is better then the colors need to be always right, and 0.00 evaluation should be a different color since is equal. ```
 Re: [Chessx-users] Evaluation colors and mate colors. From: Jens Nissen - 2014-06-03 15:19:42 ```Fixed in svn#1754 I had my "Aha-Erlebnis" around the same time! Jens Am 03.06.2014 um 14:54 schrieb Luca Daniel : > @Fex > Only now I understand what do you mean. > When the position is evaluated as +1 or -1 (with a plus or a minus) or any number... then color gives the indication who is better. > Red is better for black and blue is better for white, but when there is a checkmate announcement the colors do not work anymore in the same manner. > It shows blue even if black is going to checkmate but is white to move, and shows red even when white is going to checkmate but is black to move. > When there is a checkmate announcement the colors does not indicate who checkmates but instead is the color for who is to move, blue for white and red for black regardless who checkmates. > You want that if black checkmates to show that in red and if white mates to show that in blue. > Another example is when the evaluations is -54.38 that is shown in red and suddenly the engine finds a checkmate then the color is dependent to who is to move and not who checkmates, so if black is to move the color stays red and if white is to move the color changes to blue. > Also the evaluation 0.00 should not be in either red or blue but instead a different color, maybe green or yellow or black or user defined. > Fex has a good point, if ChessX is going to use colors to show who is better then the colors need to be always right, and 0.00 evaluation should be a different color since is equal. > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Learn Graph Databases - Download FREE O'Reilly Book > "Graph Databases" is the definitive new guide to graph databases and their > applications. Written by three acclaimed leaders in the field, > this first edition is now available. Download your free book today! > http://p.sf.net/sfu/NeoTech > _______________________________________________ > Chessx-users mailing list > Chessx-users@... > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/chessx-users ```