Joshua Pettus | 26 Jan 20:25 2016
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Xboard 4.9 status?

Hey Everyone,

I’m just wondering where we are at.  Now that we got those last bugs fixed, where are we at with 4.9? Is there
anything else we would want to include? Do we have a target date in mind?  Should we put out a few beta builds?  I
still have a few mac related patches on Arun’s branch.  I could put them on Savannah myself now if that’s
ok with everyone?  

Best Regards,
Josh Pettus

Joshua Pettus | 12 Jan 14:26 2016
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Fwd: C89/C99/ANSI compliance - cleanups needed?



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From: Joshua Pettus <jshpettus <at> gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] C89/C99/ANSI compliance - cleanups needed?
Date: January 12, 2016 at 8:25:34 AM EST
To: "H.G. Muller" <h.g.muller <at> hccnet.nl>

I use to use to use winboard on wine with OSX to run windows engines, as part of a wineskin environment.  Now I’ve been running the engines directly with wine when I call them with OSX xboard, which is a lot simpler for me.  The mingw dev environment should be installed when installing the mingw compiler, else the compiler is useless for any other project as well.    I don’t think it needs to be included with winboard.

For the record, I use this script to set it up mingw with macports’ gcc on OSX.

Attachment (install_mingw.sh): application/octet-stream, 8 KiB



I’m sure it can be modified to work with apt-get or yum,  although the linux tools may already have a working mingw setup already.

Josh

On Jan 12, 2016, at 2:47 AM, H.G. Muller <h.g.muller <at> hccnet.nl> wrote:

I think WinBoard should run under wine; I vaguely recall some people were doing that, and I did not receive any complaints.
I know some people are making MinGW cross compiles on Linux for their engine. Their binaries only work if you then also
install a 6MB DLL that is the MinGW cross compile of libc, however, and I don't consider it a viable option to put that in
the binary WinBoard distribution. But for testing if you have broken the WinBoard build it seems fine.

Op 1/12/2016 om 3:57 AM schreef Tim Mann:
does cross-compiling the code using mingw work, ie. building windows executables on linux that could be tested in wine?

I think that should work, but I haven't tried running WinBoard in wine for ages, and I don't think I ever tried cross-compiling for mingw from Linux.





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Tim Mann | 31 Dec 01:20 2015

Re: Zippy Talk

It would be best to ask questions on one of the xboard mailing lists, because I don't really work on xboard anymore.

There should be a sample zippy.lines file included with xboard. I have attached a copy in case you don't have it. This is an old copy from the last time I pulled sources from the git server, but I doubt anyone changed the format, so it should still be correct.

Zippy has a 1-minute built in time delay after each shout before it will shout again. The delay is not configurable except by recompiling (unless someone has changed that recently).

On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 11:08 PM, Izabelle <saduh777 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
And one more thing, how do I make these announcements the engine makes
less frequent, to prevent abuse?


On 11/22/15, Izabelle <saduh777 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for replying. I really appreciate it.
> Can you write a few lines to show me how a sample zippy.lines file looks
> like?
>
> -Thanks
>
> On 11/21/15, Tim Mann <tim <at> tim-mann.org> wrote:
>> Sorry, I can't guess what's wrong from your message.
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 12:52 AM, Izabelle <saduh777 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hey Tim...
>>>
>>> I'm experiencing some problems with Zippytalk.
>>> I have been using zippy that comes with winboard 4.8 for quite some
>>> time now to use Sjeng on FICS. Everything is working well, but when I
>>> try to use the zippy talk feature, only the first 2-3 lines are taken
>>> from zippy.lines file and the remaining are just ignored. How should I
>>> fix this? I use ^ as the null character between two sayings. Could
>>> this be the reason.
>>> Hope you can help me..
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>
>

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H.G. Muller | 29 Dec 23:45 2015
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Next XBoard release

As I am a bit out of touch, and the v4.8.x branch has not been updated 
for a very long time...

Would it still have any use to bring out a 4.8.1?

I remember having fixed lots of bugs in the master branch the past year, 
but I don't remember exactly which. I have been using the development 
version all the time, and the new features in there have been working OK 
for me. As a consequence, I have more confidence in the master branch, 
than in the latest v4.8.x, and certainly in a patched v4.8.x where I 
would cherry-pick bugfixes from master without truly remembering what I 
have been doing.

So wouldn't it be better to forget about v4.8.x, and release the master 
branch as v4.9.0?

H.G.

DWL | 5 Dec 05:02 2015
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xboard: No value provided for argument -firstChessProgram

Hi,

I'm getting the Subject message when I execute 'xboard' from the command line. Unfortunately, the man page
and web page don't offer much useful information about what argument is valid for this option. If I try this:

xboard -fcp gnuchess

or this:

xboard -fcp -gnuchessx

I get the same message.

Relevant version information:

% xboard --version
xboard version 4.8.0

% gnuchess --version
GNU Chess 6.2.2

Host platform is FreeBSD 10.2.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
dan

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Joshua Pettus | 14 Aug 20:05 2015
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xboard osx issues and a few fixes

Hi Arun,

I fixed a couple issues with the osx build.  First there was an issue launching xboard on case sensitive journaled systems, I completely forgot that that was an option for mac users. :\

Next macports seemed to have organized the gtk-osx-application to two versions a gtk2 and gtk3 and wound up setting the includes back to gtkmacintegration/osxapplication.h.

Both fixes are on my github repo


Finally somehow I borked your installation line for the gtk20.mo locale files.

for i in po/*mo; do lang=`basename $$i .gmo`; $(INSTALL) $(macportsprefix)/share/locale/$$lang/LC_MESSAGES/gtk20.mo $(localedir)/$$lang/LC_MESSAGES/; done


I get

install: /Users/josh/Downloads/xboard-osx-master/XBoard.app/Contents/Resources/share/locale/*gmo/LC_MESAGES/: No such file or directory

It doesn’t appear to be generating the locale folder and subfolders in the app bundle.  I don’t understand why. It was working before but when I reinstalled macports on my VM it stopped.  

$(macportsprefix) expands to /opt/local which is correct and the gtk2.gmo files are in the right place on the macports install.   So I don’t know.

Thanks,
Josh
Joshua Pettus | 30 Jun 01:31 2015
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Xboard on macupdate.com?

We will never be able to get Xboard on the app store, but do you guys think it would be a good idea to have it on macupdate.com?  It has much less stringent rules.   Other opensource projects are there such as musescore, gimp, scidvsmac, ect.

Josh

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