Peter Schäfer - 2004-02-26

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Thanks for your comments !!
Helpful suggestions are always appreciated.

In particular:
* What exactly do you mean by a "lite" version ?
A smaller download package (which is possible);
or reducing memory consumption (not quite so easy) ?

For example, 3D support does not consume resources unless
you start using it. So dropping it would not improve the
rest of the pogram.

* I've tried several small DB engines (including hsql), but
wasn't satisified with any of them.

* you need not install a large database. You can start with
an empty database and import PGN files, which are available
from many sources.

* an XML format is very easy to implement. Actually, the
next release will have XSL-FO formatting and printing (which
is based on an XML representation of games).

For exchanging data with other programs, I wouldn't use XML
but rely on existing standards (PGN).