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by ppetrov
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cheaper cluster to rent
Replies: 11
Views: 3343

Re: Cheaper cluster to rent

The prices are high. Using an Amazon EC2 instance, and writing the client UCI adapter for chessbase is a much cheaper solution. I once wrote a client UCI adapter for use with Scid/Jose chess and it was just 3-5 lines of code or so. It's not even necessary to write an UCI adapter. SSH is enough to r...
by ppetrov
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Critter 1.0 available
Replies: 56
Views: 28721

Re: Critter 1.0 available

Actually I would appreciate a recommendation of a decent linux IDE. I am not very fond of the command-line based interface of gdb. I am kind of 'spoiled' by Microsoft's VS. Eclipse CDT is very powerful. The Eclipse interface can be intimidating at first, but is in no way inferior to MS VisualStudio...
by ppetrov
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: StockFish engine
Replies: 37
Views: 10586

Re: StockFish engine

If I was in the Stockfish team's shoes, I'd adopt a dual licensing model - similar to what Qt used to have before Nokia bought them, or what ExtJS has currently. The engine would be distributed under either GPL or a commercial license. Whenever a third party doesn't like GPL's terms, they could priv...
by ppetrov
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: StockFish engine
Replies: 37
Views: 10586

Re: StockFish engine

Personally I don't see problems in this, actually I could even foreseen the possibility of a double GPL / LGPL licensing alltogheter, indipendently from the target platform, but Tord and Joona agreements are both mandatory in this case. It's possible that even the three of you together (Marco, Joon...
by ppetrov
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: StockFish engine
Replies: 37
Views: 10586

Re: StockFish engine

You can communicate to it (in a separate process) via UCI without restrictions. But as long as you link your and the SF sources in the same executable, the GPL requires you to share code.
by ppetrov
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 2.0: small trap in MPV mode (reproducible)
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Stockfish 2.0: small trap in MPV mode (reproducible)

The Stockfish team is aware of that, and v2.0.1 will contain the fix. In the meantime, here is a patch by me which fixes this crash, for those of you doing their own compiles:

https://bitbucket.org/chessbomb/stockfi ... 8d65ee8add
by ppetrov
Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Grand premiere! The new TCEC! Completely redesigned. Forum++
Replies: 35
Views: 4893

Re: Grand premiere! The new TCEC! Completely redesigned. For

Peter, It should be fixed now for users of *nix as well. Not completely :) Under Chrome it's ok for me, yes: http://tinypic.com/r/30wo9jc/7 But under Firefox there is still some overlap: http://tinypic.com/r/iw4sjs/7 This is of course only a cosmetic defect, but I thought I'd let you know. The site...
by ppetrov
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Grand premiere! The new TCEC! Completely redesigned. Forum++
Replies: 35
Views: 4893

Re: Grand premiere! The new TCEC! Completely redesigned. For

The dark background is fine. The low contrast however is not - text color should be brighter. Also, there is an issue with the site header. It seems designed for very large resolutions only, ignoring the more common ones. E.g. on my 1360 horizontal pixels the section links overlap with the TCEC log...
by ppetrov
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Grand premiere! The new TCEC! Completely redesigned. Forum++
Replies: 35
Views: 4893

Re: Grand premiere! The new TCEC! Completely redesigned. For

The dark background is fine. The low contrast however is not - text color should be brighter. Also, there is an issue with the site header. It seems designed for very large resolutions only, ignoring the more common ones. E.g. on my 1360 horizontal pixels the section links overlap with the TCEC logo...
by ppetrov
Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Critte 0.90 released
Replies: 70
Views: 30550

Re: Critte 0.90 released

Unfortunately not. However, I did some work on a linux port. Currently it compiles without errors with gcc and even runs fine single threaded, but it crashes too often for my taste when running with more than 1 core. I guess on Mac OSX it would be the same. But keep your fingers crossed, maybe by t...