Linux binary of pulsar2009-b chess variants program released

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adams161
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Linux binary of pulsar2009-b chess variants program released

Post by adams161 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:54 am

I appended this to the Mac thread on Pulsar but thought it was better to have a new thread as Linux users may not read a Mac thread.

I released a Linux binary of my pulsar2009-9b program that plays variants such as Crazyhouse, Atomic, Losers, Giveaway, Atomic and Three Checks as well as chess. It's found toward top of Pulsar page at http://www.lanternchess.com/pulsar/ under same free license.

It's from the same pulsar2009-9b windows code as the original release with a few edits to compile on Linux and identical to the Mac code for the binary I released yesterday on Mac. The Mac binary was tested on a computer account for a few days running on XBoard.

As some know, I've developed a Java interface to Chessclub.com, at http://www.lanternchess.com and on Linux the Pulsar binary can be opened and used in Lantern Chess for analysis in variants in ICC examine mode in the Options menu / Load Winboard Engine. I played in analysis mode some regular chess with the Linux pulsar2009-9b binary and played a full game of Atomic out in analysis mode and it was working well. By the way for those that don't know, using the program argument with winboard/xboard fics tells Pulsar to play Atomic by fics rules. This works in older releases as well.

The Linux binary was compiled on a laptop I have running Linux Mint from maybe 2011/12 period at the command line in the console with gcc and -O3 optimization.

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