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by adams161
Fri May 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sideloading on iOS now Possible
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Sideloading on iOS now Possible

mar wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:37 am
I also forgot the pain to generate zillions of icon sizes for various devices, I guess automatic image resampling would be too much to ask.
You can find web sites that can take one 1024 - 1024 icon image and give you all the icon sizes you need for both iOS and Android.

Mike Adams
by adams161
Fri May 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sideloading on iOS now Possible
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Sideloading on iOS now Possible

I totally misunderstood the post at first. The term "sideloading" is misleading ! From wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sideloading Sideloading is a term used mostly on the Internet, similar to "upload" and "download", but in reference to the process of transferring files between two local d...
by adams161
Fri May 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sideloading on iOS now Possible
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Sideloading on iOS now Possible

so this is what the devs get for their $99 - a very restricted environment where Apple forces the devs into their own tech in favor of portability I'm not sure if you're trying to be on topic or not and if you're not and just want to vent on Apple that is fine. But related to the topic of this post...
by adams161
Fri May 17, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sideloading on iOS now Possible
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Sideloading on iOS now Possible

A common complaint i heard is on iOS people cant side load. They need to get apps only from app store and cant install apps from their computer it is said. This used to be true. As of Xcode 9 from around 2016 if the user has the project of the app, say it's open source or they made the code, anyone ...
by adams161
Fri May 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LC0 for iPad?
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: LC0 for iPad?

The usual partitioning of GUI and UCI/CECP engine is not possible under iOS, that has to be baked into one package. That's because installation is only possible from Apple's app store, and Apple doesn't allow programs that start other programs, which is exactly what a chess GUI usually does. So you...
by adams161
Thu May 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LC0 for iPad?
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: LC0 for iPad?

Just as with GNU Go, any spoilsport, not just the authors, can contact Apple and get stockfish yanked from the App Store. That's wrong. Technically, Apple is violating the copyright, but only the copyright holders have the right to take measures against that, not anyone else. Since the Stockfish au...
by adams161
Thu May 16, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess for Android: version 6.1.1
Replies: 55
Views: 7643

Re: Chess for Android: version 6.1.1

Version 6.1.5 of Chess for Android is gradually rolling out which now provides the choice between FICS or ICC . I still have tons of ideas for making improvements (and other ideas are welcome too of course), but I wanted to make sure everyone has a choice between the two servers now. This is also a...
by adams161
Wed May 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LC0 for iPad?
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: LC0 for iPad?

How do you explain the existence of the GPL’d stockfish in the App Store? I think you can despite the argument that iOS doesn't support GPL passably get around the limitations by simply making the developers iOS app open source and that might satisfy most GPL right holders as an adequate accommodat...
by adams161
Wed May 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wb2uci adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: Wb2uci adaptor

I know in my client programs one of my apps can open both UCI and Winboard engines. Seems an app can just decide to support both and use the one the client is giving it. Winboard protocol I think tells you that it specifies early on it's a winboard protocol and if protocol 2 or not. That's how the e...
by adams161
Sun May 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A fabulous thing about Winboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1426

Re: A fabulous thing about Winboard

This is a thing for adoration. Put the product user first and cater to their needs, no matter how unreasonable they are. This is the formula to success. In business, in life, in everything. IMO, YMMV As the Depeche Mode song from years ago goes, "Everything counts in large amounts". Winboard has do...