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Chess for Android v5.0: Time Control

Post by abik » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:33 pm

After some delay, I finally released version 5.0 of Chess for Android, available on Google Play or as direct download. New features include:
  • * Time control to define a chess clock for both sides with a choice between the number of moves between time control (possibly the full game), thinking time per time control, and an optional time increment per move.
    * Double engine analysis lines during tournaments, especially useful with pondering on.
    * Re-factored a lot of the engine handling code, with improved cleanup of hanging engines.
This is a relatively major release, so please let me know if you encounter any issues. Also, as usual, suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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Post by mclane » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:27 pm

very cool aart. Thank you very much !!!
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Post by cc2150dx » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:50 pm

Thanks for the new release!

Greatly appreciated :)
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Re: Chess for Android v5.0: Time Control

Post by Ferdy » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:17 am

abik wrote:After some delay, I finally released version 5.0 of Chess for Android, available on Google Play or as direct download. New features include:
  • * Time control to define a chess clock for both sides with a choice between the number of moves between time control (possibly the full game), thinking time per time control, and an optional time increment per move.
    * Double engine analysis lines during tournaments, especially useful with pondering on.
    * Re-factored a lot of the engine handling code, with improved cleanup of hanging engines.
This is a relatively major release, so please let me know if you encounter any issues. Also, as usual, suggestions for improvements are welcome.
Thanks for the update :) .
New TC works fine, I use 10' + 30" inc, ponder on between Deuterium and Crafty. Engine thinking info looks great, and only ponder move from uci engine is shown.
Unfortunately the crafty logs were not deleted when using Cleanup logs command.

I have chessbase online and Deep Fritz 14 is there. It appears in CFA import engine list as df14. There are actually two df14 that are shown in the list. When I import those, one is Fritz.14 and the other is Fritz.14.PIE. Both however do not work with "engine failed to start" message. When I tried to uninstall those, the engines do not appear in the uninstall engine list. I did not install those engines in CFA, those engines just appeared in engine import list. In Pgn master pro gui, df14 works. But in chessbase online gui, sometimes df14 will not run.

MY tab has 4-cores on Kitkat , would it be possible for CFA to continue the tournament even if I am doing some other things like internet browsing.

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Re: Chess for Android v5.0: Time Control

Post by Carlos777 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:35 am

Thanks for the new version Aart.

I am testing with incremental time control. I notice after the last opening book move, the clock is not running for the engine who has to make the first move out of the book. After the engine makes its move, the clock starts running normally for both.

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Post by Gurcan Uckardes » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:08 am

I could not install via Google Play. Package not correctly signed thing...
It seems there's something wrong with Android 4.1.2 while Kitkat is ok, as some of you had it installed.
Could someone install on 4.1.X?
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Post by Ferdy » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:23 am

Carlos777 wrote:Thanks for the new version Aart.

I am testing with incremental time control. I notice after the last opening book move, the clock is not running for the engine who has to make the first move out of the book. After the engine makes its move, the clock starts running normally for both.
I agree, and this happened only when using external book or pgn files. Using built-in books and random book, the clocks are all right.

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Re: Chess for Android v5.0: Time Control

Post by abik » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:48 am

Gurcan Uckardes wrote:I could not install via Google Play. Package not correctly signed thing...
Strange this problem only occurs for some, not others. In any case, I put a newly signed version under 5.0.1. Could you please retry and report back?

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Re: Chess for Android v5.0: Time Control

Post by abik » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:50 am

Carlos777 wrote:Thanks for the new version Aart.

I am testing with incremental time control. I notice after the last opening book move, the clock is not running for the engine who has to make the first move out of the book. After the engine makes its move, the clock starts running normally for both.
Glad it is being tested so thoroughly right away. The "start clock on first move" was by design, but I agree it is a bit strange in this situation. Keep the reports coming!

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