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by xsadar
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: What is your favourite IDE?
Replies: 45
Views: 5780

Re: What is your favourite IDE?

what is your environment and how do you configure it? Vim, combined with a terminal window and make. Pretty close to what I was going to say. Bash (usually within gnome-terminal) would be my IDE; vim, make, and gdb are just a few of the many tools I make use of within it. Of course it could be argu...
by xsadar
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Switching from Ubuntu
Replies: 63
Views: 8986

Re: Copying from Mac OS/X is problematic at best

Of course if all they are doing is checking their email and browsing the web it's not so bad. There is no need to use Linux if that is all you need a computer for. I think a better statement would be: "There is no need to use Windows if that is all you need a computer for." Those who spend all thei...
by xsadar
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Vapor Chess v0.02 Release for Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Vapor Chess v0.02 Release for Linux

Mike - can you give a rough idea of Vapor's strength? Which engines is it on a par with? Well, I was testing it against Mizar, TSCP, Micromax and SSEChess (sorry, I don't remember version numbers). Mizar was significantly worse than even my old version, so I'm not sure why I chose it (probably some...
by xsadar
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Vapor Chess v0.02 Release for Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Vapor Chess v0.02 Release for Linux

Vapor is a new(er) chess engine I'm writing from scratch but loosely based on my old private chess engine Zilch. It uses the UCI protocol. Unfortunately, since I started writing it, a couple years ago or so, I haven't had a lot of time to work on it, so I haven't gotten very far. The new release add...
by xsadar
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Who should compete in Michael's Tournament?
Replies: 22
Views: 2980

Re: Who should compete in Michael's Tournament?

All sounds rather too sanctimonious to me - I wonder if John McCarthy would be that bothered that folk had taken his original Alpha-Beta idea and improved upon it or whether he would be very gratified to know that his idea in 1956 { the fundamentals anyway } is still used by many today? It seems yo...
by xsadar
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Who should compete in Michael's Tournament?
Replies: 22
Views: 2980

Re: Who should compete in Michael's Tournament?

Why do you say when the first clone { whatever that means } enters, the tournament won't mean very much? They don't want the clone chess programs, to compete. (clones are programs that have borrowed idea's, principles, and/or code, too much to be considered original (by some at least)). Why they do...
by xsadar
Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Who should compete in Michael's Tournament?
Replies: 22
Views: 2980

Re: Who should compete in Michael's Tournament?

Allowing clones just plain doesn't make sense. If a clone wins, the original author probably deserves the prize money much more than the clone maker. You could arrange it that the prize must be divided amongst all contributors, but then that means that the original author of a clone would have multi...
by xsadar
Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: 64 bit windows 7
Replies: 9
Views: 1887

Re: 64 bit windows 7

. . . and you come back to find that Windows update has automatically updated itself and rebooted its computer. While I don't think this is what you meant to say, it seems to reflect the attitude of Microsoft and a lot of other companies -- that your computer, software, music, etc, are not yours bu...
by xsadar
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: another interesting cluster test result
Replies: 20
Views: 3519

Re: another interesting cluster test result

The current set of opponents is Stockfish, glaurung 2.x (last released version whatever that is), Toga (most recent version), fruit 2.something and glaurung 1. I have always been under the impression that you were using 5 unrelated engines rather than a few versions of 2 unrelated engines. Wouldn't...
by xsadar
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: another interesting cluster test result
Replies: 20
Views: 3519

Re: another interesting cluster test result

The current set of opponents is Stockfish, glaurung 2.x (last released version whatever that is), Toga (most recent version), fruit 2.something and glaurung 1. I have always been under the impression that you were using 5 unrelated engines rather than a few versions of 2 unrelated engines. Wouldn't...