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by mvk
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Distributing engines for Mac/OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 6011

Re: Distributing engines for Mac/OSX

You can treat engines either as plugins or as documents. If treating them as plugins, every application has its own standard. I don't see an easy way to unify plugins. Forget about macports or brew, or any self-conceived directory-dropping tricks. Users just drag a single thing to a single location ...
by mvk
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xboard sluggish on OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 15607

Re: Xboard sluggish on OSX

Solved! (but not understood) There was a "login item" for Skype (in fact two times) and one for "iTunesHelper". The latter and one of the "Skypes" showed some orange alert sign/triangle and "Kind / Unknown". Removing all login items and then a logout/login makes XQuartz as snappy as it was before. I...
by mvk
Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xboard sluggish on OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 15607

Re: Xboard sluggish on OSX

That is truly weird. Perhaps some setting of the desktop. If you ever figure out what exactly caused it, let is know! In any case I will try to clean up the drawing process a bit. Not solved yet, but I think I can rule out some suspects: - xboard and cairo Because when I trace the process I see the...
by mvk
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Uptime
Replies: 13
Views: 3584

Re: Uptime

I can imagine that on rocky terrain having subsurface cabling is prohibitively expensive. It is one of the few advantages of building in a swamp. :lol: One left-pondian once explained the infra quality difference as more of a capitalism vs socialism phenomenon. A litmus test would be to compare Flo...
by mvk
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Moore's Law
Replies: 13
Views: 3508

Re: Moore's Law

Not really a big surprise for people following CPU chips for the last 10 years or so, but this is another reason us chess programmers need to work harder: http://www.economist.com/technology-quarterly/2016-03-12/after-moores-law The real surprise is that they can't quote moose's law correctly. It d...
by mvk
Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Uptime
Replies: 13
Views: 3584

Re: Uptime

Here in the Netherlands the situation is somewhat better, in my city we've had maybe 2 or 3 power outages over the last 15 years. I've had Windows machines (automatic updates disabled) running for more then a year without any interruption, so who's telling Windows is not stable? Quite rare here ind...
by mvk
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Crafty c questions
Replies: 41
Views: 7679

Re: Crafty c questions

The char * to void * idea is what I had decided to use. Makes it a bit harder to read, however. Check if you really need to spell out the explicit (void*) cast to suppress warnings. Normally you can leave that cast implicit if the prototype is known (and when compiling in C mode at least) and keep ...
by mvk
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Crafty c questions
Replies: 41
Views: 7679

Re: Crafty c questions

The char * to void * idea is what I had decided to use. Makes it a bit harder to read, however. Check if you really need to spell out the explicit (void*) cast to suppress warnings. Normally you can leave that cast implicit if the prototype is known (and when compiling in C mode at least) and keep ...
by mvk
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xboard sluggish on OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 15607

Re: Xboard sluggish on OSX

I've made some good progress: when I run the same xboard from a newly created user account, the issue is gone. So it must be some very local thing.
by mvk
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xboard sluggish on OSX
Replies: 57
Views: 15607

Re: Xboard sluggish on OSX

Can there be some other activity in the loop from xboard's point of view? A failed attempt to start a soundprogram, a secure socket communication to the x server, or something of that type? Anything that could have been affected by an unfortunate change in the system. (Just guessing, because /usr/bi...