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Date: 14 Jul 2006 01:09:32
From: Manikam
Subject: UCI GUI interface for LINUX
Hi,

I was wondering if there are any GUI's in Linux that support UCI.
I tried knights, but it doesn't seem to compile.
I use Fedora Core 3.

I have Jose, which does support UCI, but I don't think it
allows two machines to play against each other.

I was wondering what other Linux users do to run UCI
based chess engines?

Regards,
Manikam.





 
Date: 15 Jul 2006 11:23:07
From: Iwan
Subject: Re: UCI GUI interface for LINUX

"Manikam" <[email protected] > schreef in bericht
news:[email protected]
> Hi,
>
> I was wondering if there are any GUI's in Linux that support UCI.
> I tried knights, but it doesn't seem to compile.
> I use Fedora Core 3.
>
> I have Jose, which does support UCI, but I don't think it
> allows two machines to play against each other.
>
> I was wondering what other Linux users do to run UCI
> based chess engines?
>
> Regards,
> Manikam.
>

There is Shredder Classic for Linux (commercial)
http://www.shredderchess.com/chess-software/linux.html

Also XBoard can be used using the UCI2WB adapter PolyGlot by Fabien
Letouzey:
http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/ > "Downloads" > "PolyGlot" on the left.
Also some good "PolyGlot books" available there!

Leo




  
Date: 11 Aug 2006 12:41:41
From: Alexander Wagner
Subject: Re: UCI GUI interface for LINUX
On 2006-07-15, Iwan <[email protected] > wrote:
>
> "Manikam" <[email protected]> schreef in bericht
> news:[email protected]
>> Hi,
>>
>> I was wondering if there are any GUI's in Linux that support UCI.
>> I tried knights, but it doesn't seem to compile.
>> I use Fedora Core 3.
>>
>> I have Jose, which does support UCI, but I don't think it
>> allows two machines to play against each other.
>>
>> I was wondering what other Linux users do to run UCI
>> based chess engines?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Manikam.
>>
>
> There is Shredder Classic for Linux (commercial)
> http://www.shredderchess.com/chess-software/linux.html
>
> Also XBoard can be used using the UCI2WB adapter PolyGlot by Fabien
> Letouzey:
> http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/ > "Downloads" > "PolyGlot" on the left.
> Also some good "PolyGlot books" available there!

Do not forget jose which is probably one of the best guis at
the moment (you already mentioned the other two ;)

http://jose-chess.sourcforge.net

--

Kind regards,
Alexander Wagner


   
Date: 11 Aug 2006 15:22:09
From: Dave (from the UK)
Subject: Re: UCI GUI interface for LINUX
Alexander Wagner wrote:

> Do not forget jose which is probably one of the best guis at
> the moment (you already mentioned the other two ;)
>
> http://jose-chess.sourcforge.net
>

That page is a bit off. Basically an advert with sponsored links from
eBay amongst others. Not exactly what I thought Sourceforge was all about.

But hay, its NOT sourceforge.net - there is no "e" in it between the c
and f. It's clearly designed to catch typos of the real URL which is

http://jose-chess.sourceforge.net/

--
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It is always of the form: [email protected]
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Date: 11 Aug 2006 15:38:27
From: Dave (from the UK)
Subject: Re: UCI GUI interface for LINUX
Dave (from the UK) wrote:
> Alexander Wagner wrote:
>
>> Do not forget jose which is probably one of the best guis at
>> the moment (you already mentioned the other two ;)
>>
>> http://jose-chess.sourcforge.net
>>
>
> That page is a bit off. Basically an advert with sponsored links from
> eBay amongst others. Not exactly what I thought Sourceforge was all about.
>
> But hay, its NOT sourceforge.net - there is no "e" in it between the c
> and f. It's clearly designed to catch typos of the real URL which is
>
> http://jose-chess.sourceforge.net/
>

Was anyone aware of this trick? It seems godaddy has URL's that are very
very similar to some (all) sourceforge projects.

Taking two of mine:

http://atlc.sourcforge.net/ (godaddy site)
http://atlc.sourceforge.net/ (the real one)

http://witm.sourcforge.net/ (godaddy site)
http://witm.sourceforge.net/ (the real one)


That's a bit off. I guess I should feel honored the fact that they
bother with my projects.

--
Dave (from the UK)

Please note my email address changes periodically to avoid spam.
It is always of the form: [email protected]
Hitting reply will work for a few months only - later set it manually.

http://witm.sourceforge.net/ (Web based Mathematica front end)


     
Date: 11 Aug 2006 16:33:30
From: David Richerby
Subject: Re: UCI GUI interface for LINUX
Dave (from the UK) <[email protected] > wrote:
> Dave (from the UK) wrote:
>> Alexander Wagner wrote:
>>> http://jose-chess.sourcforge.net
>>
>> [...] But hay, its NOT sourceforge.net - there is no "e" in it
>> between the c and f. It's clearly designed to catch typos of the
>> real URL which is
>>
>> http://jose-chess.sourceforge.net/
>>
>
> Was anyone aware of this trick?

It's as old as the web, I'd guess. Certainly, nasa.com was a porn
site in 1995, when I first had access to the web (NASA's website is
nasa.gov) and atlavista.com and netsacpe.com weren't quite what you
were expecting when you typed them.


> http://atlc.sourcforge.net/ (godaddy site)
> http://atlc.sourceforge.net/ (the real one)
>
> http://witm.sourcforge.net/ (godaddy site)
> http://witm.sourceforge.net/ (the real one)
>
> That's a bit off. I guess I should feel honored the fact that they
> bother with my projects.

Sorry to disappoint you but it's what's called a wildcard DNS entry.
Anything within sourcforge.net resolves to 68.178.232.99, in the same
way that anything within sourceforge.net is an alias for
projects.sourceforge.net (66.35.250.209).


Dave.

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Date: 11 Aug 2006 17:49:11
From: Dave (from the UK)
Subject: Re: UCI GUI interface for LINUX
David Richerby wrote:

>>That's a bit off. I guess I should feel honored the fact that they
>>bother with my projects.
>
>
> Sorry to disappoint you but it's what's called a wildcard DNS entry.
> Anything within sourcforge.net resolves to 68.178.232.99, in the same
> way that anything within sourceforge.net is an alias for
> projects.sourceforge.net (66.35.250.209).


I'd worked that out later. I was not aware you could set it up in DNS
like that. I have www.foobar.com, ftp.foobar.com and a few more pointing
to my IP. but was not aware you could do it for *.foobar.com.

That sort of thing annoys me. People take time/effort to develop
software and release it under the GPL (or other open-source license) for
someone other !"$$! to come along and make money from it in a way you
never intended.

I also realise Godaddy is just the site where this is parked at - it is
not godaddy that registered the domain.

That jose-chess looks interesting. I can't help feeling that requiring
mysql makes its installation a lot more difficult and therefore a number
of potential users might be put off. I might try that later - I have
mysql running on one of my machines.

--
Dave (from the UK)

Please note my email address changes periodically to avoid spam.
It is always of the form: [email protected]
Hitting reply will work for a few months only - later set it manually.

http://witm.sourceforge.net/ (Web based Mathematica front end)


       
Date: 11 Aug 2006 18:39:33
From: David Richerby
Subject: Re: UCI GUI interface for LINUX
Dave (from the UK) <[email protected] > wrote:
> That sort of thing annoys me. People take time/effort to develop
> software and release it under the GPL (or other open-source license)
> for someone other !"$$! to come along and make money from it in
> a way you never intended.

Internet full of assholes. Film at 11. :-)


Dave.

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