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1st October 2005, 11:19 AM
can anyone give me a link to a decent chess software (gui) for fc4?

1st October 2005, 11:42 AM
xboard.i386 4.2.7-11.fc4 extras
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An X Window System graphical chessboard
Xboard is an X Window System based graphical chessboard which can be
used with the GNU chess and Crafty chess programs, with Internet Chess
Servers (ICSs), with chess via email, or with your own saved games.

Install the xboard package if you need a graphical chessboard.


gnuchess.i386 5.07-8.fc4 extras
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The GNU chess program
The gnuchess package contains the GNU chess program. By default,
GNU chess uses a curses text-based interface. Alternatively, GNU chess
can be used in conjunction with the xboard user interface and the X
Window System for play using a graphical chess board.

Install the gnuchess package if you would like to play chess on your
computer. If you'd like to use a graphical interface with GNU chess,
you'll also need to install the xboard package and the X Window System.

1st October 2005, 12:15 PM
i did the following.
export http_proxy= my proxy
yum install gnuchess
yum install xboard

now its working fine.
how do i know which intelligence it is using? (i mean it own ,(if it has one) or gnuchess?)

1st October 2005, 12:19 PM
It does not have its own engline. It uses gnuchess.

1st October 2005, 03:51 PM
If you want a very strong playing engine, follow the link on Tim Mann's chess pages to the Crafty program.
It works with Xboard. The link goes to a ftp site and you have to figure out what to download by yourself. I think this is the strongest free (also Open Source) chess playing program available.

26th May 2007, 03:21 AM
Seems odd that you can't just do: yum install crafty
Anyway, I downloaded the most recent source from: ftp://ftp.cis.uab.edu/pub/hyatt/source
unzipped to /tmp
in the /tmp dir typed: make linux
now I have an executable file "crafty" next I think I need to download some opening book file then figure out where I want to put the executable

I forget exactly, but I think on the latest kubuntu (7.04), when I installed pychess it came with a few diff. engines including crafty and gnuchess - kubuntu seemed buggy compared to fedora 6, however