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JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Jim Ablett » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:27 pm

I've finally finished remastering my Puppy Linux distros for chess. Following suggestions, in addition to Scid vc PC (docked window mode enabled). ChessX, Jose, Eboard & Xboard-Gtk are also pre-installed & configured. Every free Linux chess engine I could get to work properly is also pre-installed. Both 64 bit & 32 bit isos are available for download.

Here are some screenshots:

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I put a little web page where you can download them >

http://jimablett.net63.net/chess_755/chess-distros.html

Any feedback/comments are welcome.

Jim.

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Post by JuLieN » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:11 am

Sweet! :D This is certainly gonna kill Ubuntu eventually! ;)
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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Ozymandias » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:07 pm

Options never hurt, but they take up disk space which is very limited on some devices (Chromebook Pixel). I would suggest to make any and all GUIs and engines optional during the installation process. And I would also add Wine to those options, for users wanting to give CB9 a try under Linux.
Really good project Jim.

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Post by Jim Ablett » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:39 am

I updated the 32 bit version of the distro. Added Pychess & Raptor & fixed a few bugs & updated the chess software to the latest versions.

Raptor is a nice Fics interface. Here is a screen shot of me viewing a GM vs GM game and analyzing the moves at the same time with Komodo.

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Here is a screen shot of Pychess.

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Here is a screen shot of 'Rainbow Serpent' running in Scid 4.9

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You can download here: http://jimablett.net63.net/chess_755/chess-distros.html

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Post by jshriver » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:26 am

Norbert Raimund Leisner wrote:Scidb http://scidb.sourceforge.net/index.html
Interesting wasn't aware of this project. Thanks for the link.

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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Jim Ablett » Fri May 03, 2013 1:30 pm

The 'FINAL' 32 bit edition of my Linux chess distro is available now.

It has 'Cutechess', 'Jin' & (under Wine) 'Crafty Gui' & 'Kvetka' installed.

I won't be updating it anymore (except the 64 bit edition to bring it in line with the 32 bit edition). It does everything I want it to do now. Play chess, Engine vs Engine, Analysis, compile engines from src etc.

Here are some screenshot of latest software installed on it:

Cutechess:
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Crafty Gui:
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Kvetka:
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http://jimablett.net63.net/chess_755/chess-distros.html

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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by geots » Fri May 03, 2013 1:37 pm

Jim, I don't even run Linux, but this almost makes me want to. I have to tell you this is some fine piece of work.


All the best,

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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Modern Times » Fri May 03, 2013 5:56 pm

geots wrote:Jim, I don't even run Linux, but this almost makes me want to.

george
It would send you to an early grave George.

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