Arun Persaud | 16 Oct 06:34 2014

ready for release

Hi

we found some more small issues that should now be fixed, so everything
should be ready for 4.8.0. We could use some more testers though, so
feel free to give the current git branch v4.8.x a try.

Arun

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H.G. Muller | 28 Sep 22:41 2014
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4.8.0 release

I rebased my hgm.nubati.net master branch on Savannah master, and as far 
as I am concerned the latest version there is ready for release as 
4.8.0. All the new features seem to work well. I have made a WinBoard 
compile and put it out for beta testing a week ago, and there were no 
major complaints.

H.G.

Joshua Pettus | 24 Sep 14:13 2014
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Copyright matter

Hi Everyone,

I decided to forgo the licensing ambiguity and made some new pieces using the kanji from wikipedia’s
shogi page.  Which I know was placed in public domain.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7v6v0h1qfahnitt/shogi.zip?dl=0

Best Regards,
Joshua Pettus

kamaraju kusumanchi | 20 Sep 06:15 2014
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analysis mode is broken when xboard is upgraded from 4.6.2-1 to 4.7.3-1

I initially reported this bug on Debian Bug Tracking System https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=743716 . But since there was no response, I thought I'd ask for help here.

In the old version 4.6.2-1, when I do

rajulocal <at> hogwarts:~/chess$ xboard -fcp crafty
KamarajuKusumanchi_vs_paconov_2014_04_02.pgn

the game will start playing automatically. It can be stopped and moved to the
beginning of the game by clicking on the "<<" button at the top right. Now if I
press ctrl-A, the analyis mode will start and the analyzed moves will appear in
a separate window. The analysis mode can also by started by Mode -> Analysis
Mode. Once the Analysis Mode starts, I can step through the program by pressing
">" button at the top right.

In the new version 4.7.3-1, this behaviour is broken. After loading the game
and clicking on the "<<" button, if I press ctrl-A, nothing happens. The Analysis
Mode under Mode menu is greyed out and not clickable. In both the cases above,
I have crafty 23.4-6 installed.

rajulocal <at> hogwarts:~/chess$ dpkg -l crafty
ii  crafty                                         23.4-6
amd64                        state-of-the-art chess engine, compatible with
xboard

rajulocal <at> hogwarts:~/chess$ uname -a
Linux hogwarts 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux

My machine is a mixture of stable (Wheezy) and testing (Jessie).

rajulocal <at> hogwarts:~/chess$ cat KamarajuKusumanchi_vs_paconov_2014_04_02.pgn
[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2014.04.02"]
[White "KamarajuKusumanchi"]
[Black "paconov"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "977"]
[BlackElo "1086"]
[TimeControl "10|0"]
[Termination "paconov won by resignation"]

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.d5 exd5 6.exd5 Qe7+ 7.Be3 Nb4 8.a3 Na6
9.Bxa6 Bxa6 10.Qd4 O-O-O
 11.O-O-O c5 12.Qa4 Kb7 13.Rhe1 Nf6 14.Bg5 Qd6 15.Ne4 Nxe4 16.Bxd8 Qf4+ 17.Kb1
Nc3+ 0-1

thanks
raju
--
Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
http://malayamaarutham.blogspot.com/
Sebastian Pipping | 19 Sep 18:56 2014

Western Xiangqi board image

Hello!

I created a Western Xiangqi board vector image licensed under

  CC0 1.0 Universal: Public Domain Dedication
  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

today that I would like to share with you.

A rendering at 351x390 pixel can be found at

  http://share.pho.to/7D0TG/b2/original

and the SVG source is up at

https://github.com/hartwork/xiangqi-setup/blob/master/themes/board/western_red_wine/board.svg

Best,

Sebastian

H.G. Muller | 18 Sep 23:24 2014
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Copyright matter

I have a question for the GNU legal department:

If we would let XBoard display a logo bitmap that contains text in a 
font that we do not own, but are licensed to use... Would that be allowed:

What if it was not a logo, but the piece images? Shogi and Xiangqi 
pieces have text inscribed on them as kanji. The kanji originally came 
from a font, which might not be public domain.

The practical problem is this: Joshua has made SVG Shogi pieces that 
look better than those we distribute now, and is willing to let us 
distribute them with XBoard. The pieces were made by tracing raster 
images of a font that was posted somewhere for free use.

Can we do that?

Joshua Pettus | 18 Sep 17:19 2014
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Re: XBoard 4.7.3: Full board textures + maximize window


On Sep 18, 2014, at 8:55 AM, Joshua Pettus <jshpettus <at> gmail.com> wrote:

>> From what I have seen from other
>> people, 12.04 has a completely new user interface that is complete crap. I
>> would never want that on any computer I actually had to work on. So if
>> 10.04 gets unworkable, I guess I would have to switch to another distro
>> (people recommend Fedora).
>> 
> 
> For the record, might I recommend XUbuntu?  I’m no fan of the Unity interface either, and this way you
still get to use Ubuntu’s vast library and support.  Also XFCE shares a lot in common with the old GNOME2 interface.
> You may want to give it a try anyway,  In general I find newer OS’s have much better hardware support then
their predecessors.  At least I had to jump through a lot less hoops to install it on my old 2007 mac laptop. 
Perhaps test it out on the live cd first?
> 
> Josh


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