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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by phhnguyen » Sun May 31, 2020 10:32 am

MCDermont wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 7:15 am
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Thu May 28, 2020 5:03 pm
i will still remember you on the casteling problem :D
its still there , the move is stored in the bin book but no engine will use the stored move :(

greetings
please dont forgot it :P
Thanks a lot for reminding me :D

BTW, it is very hard to forget anythings here since all posts are clear and written down in one topic! Just wait for me a bit since sometimes busy and/or get hard issues.
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by zenpawn » Sun May 31, 2020 10:50 am

phhnguyen wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 3:08 am
zenpawn wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:56 am
phhnguyen wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am
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Wed May 20, 2020 10:16 pm
It seems that Banksia does not recognize Winboard engines as being capable of playing chess960.
Thanks a lot for the feedback.

You are right. Actually even I have coded BSG to understand WB engine's chess variants, I did not test them with that chess variant since I was struggling to find them (Winboard engines supporting chess 960). Can you/someones suggest some of them? I prefer ones for macOS but Windows OK.
Don't know of any macOS ones, but here are a few FRC Winboard engines:

ExChess https://sites.google.com/site/experimentalchessprogram/
Schooner https://sites.google.com/site/schoonerchess/home
SlowChess Blitz http://www.3dkingdoms.com/chess/slow.htm (both UCI and Winboard)
Thanks a lot for the links. Interestingly, two of those three engines can work with UCI protocol too thus they don't have any problem with BSG :D
I knew that was the case for one of them and indicated it in parentheses, but you can still test with them by manually setting the protocol to Winboard rather than "Auto detect".
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by phhnguyen » Sun May 31, 2020 1:59 pm

Jonathan003 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 1:04 pm
I tried the new book conversion option.
Not all lines are there, even not all main lines are there.
I tried it with the bin book gm2600 that comes with Scid.

As you can see in the tree window, from the pgn file from the converted bin book. Only the moves dxc4, and Bf5 are there.
Thanks a lot for the report.

I am struggling to reproduce the problem. I do as the following steps:

1) Convert

For a quick test, I set the depth to 8 only, then convert from gm2600.bin (347 KB) to g2600.pgn (114 KB):

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2) Verify
I open gm2600.bin to view (by BSG) and use a simple text editor to open g2600.pgn. For each line in the book tree, I simply search (text search) on the text editor.

Almost all lines can be found on the g2600.pgn (except the last two lines - they are shorter than 8 depth.

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Can you help to check manually like the above steps? Thanks again.
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Version 0.27 beta released

Post by phhnguyen » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:39 am

Version 0.27 beta released

* Fixed bugs: 
  • LichessBot: added increment time to time left (longer timeleft than real one)
  • Winboard engines: couldn't use books for vs Human
  • LAN games crashed
* Some small improvements/adjustments
* New features: support chess960 for LichessBot and Winboard engines
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by silitho » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:22 am

BanksiaGUI v0.27 does not start on macOS, it crashes. When I open it in the terminal, I get the following error message:

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/BanksiaGui.app/Contents/MacOS/BanksiaGui ; exit;
qt.qpa.plugin: Could not load the Qt platform plugin "cocoa" in "" even though it was found.
This application failed to start because no Qt platform plugin could be initialized. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

Available platform plugins are: cocoa.

Abort trap: 6
logout
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@phhnguyen: can you please provide the download of the previous version on your website?

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by phhnguyen » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:02 am

silitho wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:22 am
BanksiaGUI v0.27 does not start on macOS, it crashes. When I open it in the terminal, I get the following error message:

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/BanksiaGui.app/Contents/MacOS/BanksiaGui ; exit;
qt.qpa.plugin: Could not load the Qt platform plugin "cocoa" in "" even though it was found.
This application failed to start because no Qt platform plugin could be initialized. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

Available platform plugins are: cocoa.

Abort trap: 6
logout
...
@phhnguyen: can you please provide the download of the previous version on your website?

Oops, sorry! I have just upgraded my Qt (IDE) for macOS. Can you redownload and try? Thanks
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by silitho » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:16 am

It works now. Thanks for the quick fix. I just noticed that some things have changed and I have to continue working on the translation :wink:.

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by phhnguyen » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:44 am

silitho wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:16 am
It works now. Thanks for the quick fix. I just noticed that some things have changed and I have to continue working on the translation :wink:.
Just remind you to download the latest translation source files which are updated for the latest version. Thanks a lot for your help :D
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Re: Version 0.27 beta released

Post by AdminX » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:12 am

phhnguyen wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:39 am
Version 0.27 beta released

* Fixed bugs: 
  • LichessBot: added increment time to time left (longer timeleft than real one)
  • Winboard engines: couldn't use books for vs Human
  • LAN games crashed
* Some small improvements/adjustments
* New features: support chess960 for LichessBot and Winboard engines
LiChess Bots works well now. I just had two bullet games with BossKomodo and there were no time issues. :D

https://lichess.org/BpOu7rmhdJON

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by AdminX » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:22 am

Bug: I still caught 3 Chess960 games even when I had the Chess960 box unticked.

Thanks
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