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daylen
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Stockfish Mac app

Post by daylen » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:48 am

It's finally here! A beautiful, powerful chess app for the Mac. http://stockfishchess.org/mac/

And the source code is here on GitHub (GPLv3): https://github.com/daylen/stockfish-mac

Some features:
- Stockfish engine (obviously)
- PGN support (no variations or commentary, though)
- FEN support
- Automatic hardware detection

Since this is a 1.0, there are missing features:
- No chess clocks
- No opening books
- No endgame tablebases
- No one-player mode

Short development history: I started with about 9000 lines from Tord's Stockfish for iPhone app, and wrote about 3000 lines over 2 weeks to get it to where it is today.

If you have a Mac, I think you should check it out, and if you would like to, I welcome pull requests!

arjuntemurnikar
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Re: Stockfish Mac app

Post by arjuntemurnikar » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:29 am

AWESOME!! As a mac user, thank you very much! I have been waiting for a decent chess analysis app for *like forever*!!

Rated 5 stars!

gladius
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Re: Stockfish Mac app

Post by gladius » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:06 am

Great stuff! Congratulations, it looks really nice :)

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Re: Stockfish Mac app

Post by Werewolf » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:36 am

Nice one. Can you add Stockfish Dev versions, or is it just the Stockfish that comes with it?

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Re: Stockfish Mac app

Post by zullil » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:20 pm

daylen wrote:It's finally here! A beautiful, powerful chess app for the Mac. http://stockfishchess.org/mac/
It looks gorgeous; good luck developing it further. But I'm switching to a linux workstation. Really disappointed with the CPU options in the new Mac Pro. $4000 for 6 cores? I'll be getting 16 physical cores for $5000.

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Re: Stockfish Mac app

Post by daylen » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:33 pm

It comes with the latest Dev version as of January 19. I haven't tried it yet, but you might be able to drop in new binaries into the app if you right click it and "show package contents." Or you can put in new binaries and compile from the GitHub project.

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Re: Stockfish Mac app

Post by Norbert Raimund Leisner » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:52 am

http://eric.terrien.pagesperso-orange.f ... age21.html

(chess programs for iPad/iPhone, written in French language)

Kaj Soderberg
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Re: Stockfish Mac app

Post by Kaj Soderberg » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:37 am

Thank you Daylen for the nice looking app.

I was looking for a way to set up a position (clear board and enter pieces), in order to then let infinite analysis do its thing. Couldn't find it, only pasting a string is possible, right? Or it could be my early morning clumsiness ;-)

Thanks for clarification in advance.

Cheers,
Kaj

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Re: Stockfish Mac app

Post by arjuntemurnikar » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:07 am

I thought you would be updating it frequently with the latest SF dev releases. If you are not, then why did you throw in a dev version in the first place?

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Re: Stockfish Mac app (requires Mavericks!)

Post by zullil » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:59 am

daylen wrote:It's finally here! A beautiful, powerful chess app for the Mac. http://stockfishchess.org/mac/

If you have a Mac running OS X 10.9 or later, I think you should check it out, and if you would like to, I welcome pull requests!


Can you build this to run on earlier versions of OS X? In any case, you ought to be clear on your website that the current app is Mavericks only.

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