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Re: New engine releases 2019

Post by Guenther » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:40 am

ljgw wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:20 am
Hello All,

I've made a new FrankWalter release: 2.3.2, and FrankWalter is now hosted on Github: https://github.com/ljgw/frankwalter/releases

The main 'improvement' is that FrankWalter is now open source. Besides that, the most important changes are how the xboard protocol is parsed and how time is managed for the engine. This should now allow pondering for the engine, and also makes the engine a little bit faster, but otherwise there is no difference in which moves would be played by the engine. In particular, 2.3.2 is just a bugfix for the 2.3.1 release.

Due to the nature of the release, I appreciate any feedback on how FrankWalter behaves in the assorted GUIs and tournament managers, especially when pondering.

One last thing: to avoid anymore confusion, I've standardized the engine name, and gotten rid of the dash. It is now "FrankWalter", just like its aleady spelled on CCRL.
Thanks and good luck with further improvements.
I have changed the main name in the chronology too (just kept the old one in the 'fka' column for 'historical' reasons).

Edit: Oh I see it very soon has its 10th birthday too :)

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Re: New engine releases 2019

Post by ljgw » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:51 am

Thanks:-)

I didn't realize that this 10-year anniversary was so close!

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Re: New engine releases 2019

Post by CMCanavessi » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:44 pm

ljgw wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:20 am
Hello All,

I've made a new FrankWalter release: 2.3.2, and FrankWalter is now hosted on Github: https://github.com/ljgw/frankwalter/releases

The main 'improvement' is that FrankWalter is now open source. Besides that, the most important changes are how the xboard protocol is parsed and how time is managed for the engine. This should now allow pondering for the engine, and also makes the engine a little bit faster, but otherwise there is no difference in which moves would be played by the engine. In particular, 2.3.2 is just a bugfix for the 2.3.1 release.

Due to the nature of the release, I appreciate any feedback on how FrankWalter behaves in the assorted GUIs and tournament managers, especially when pondering.

One last thing: to avoid anymore confusion, I've standardized the engine name, and gotten rid of the dash. It is now "FrankWalter", just like its aleady spelled on CCRL.
What would you say it's the current strength?
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Re: New engine releases 2019

Post by ljgw » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:14 pm

CMCanavessi wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:44 pm

What would you say it's the current strength?
I suspect that version 2.3.2 is just a bit better than 2.2.8 (which is 2459 at CCRL4040) and pondering gives it a similar boost in strength.

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Rank Name                          Elo     +/-   Games   Score   Draws
   1 fw232 ponder                   35      75      60   55.0%   30.0%
   2 olithink                        0      76      60   50.0%   26.7%
   3 fw232                           0      73      60   50.0%   33.3%
   4 fw228                         -35      75      60   45.0%   30.0%
indeed I snapped this tournament result at 120 out of 3000 games, because it looked really pretty^^. olithink looks strong here, because FrankWalter in this tournament only uses a 16mb TT.
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Re: New engine releases 2019

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Re: New engine releases 2019

Post by Guenther » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:41 pm

LC0 0.21.0-rc1 released yesterday
https://github.com/LeelaChessZero/lc0/releases

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Re: New engine releases 2019

Post by Gabor Szots » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:02 pm

ECE-X3.5 and Dimitri 4.77, both by Luigino Viscione, have been released.
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Re: New engine releases 2019

Post by Norbert Raimund Leisner » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:19 pm

Minic 0.38 https://github.com/tryingsomestuff/Minic/releases
SpaceDog 0.97 https://github.com/thorsilver/SpaceDog/releases/ (no Windows file)

by the way: Counter 3.2 Mac OS release is available too

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Re: New engine releases 2019

Post by ljgw » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:14 pm

FrankWalter 2.3.3 https://github.com/ljgw/frankwalter/releases

bugfix for the moves per session time control
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