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on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:40 am by
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on Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:56 am by
H.G.Muller wrote:A new version has been pushed to http://hgm.nubati.net/WinBoard-4.5TM.exe . With a bit of luck this should be the definitive 4.6.0 version. But we have become a bit careful now, and want to expose it to some testing before officially releasing it. So this is the version of the 'developer release' that will take place at GNU later today. (That of yesterday had already turned up so many problems with XBoard, due to switching on the internationalization, that we decided to do a new one today!) The official 4.6.0 release should then follow in one or two weeks, and hopefully not comprise more than changing the version number.
So please test!
on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:35 pm by
The long-awaited official release of XBoard 4.6.0 (formerly available as beta version under the name 4.5TM) has finally taken place! The sources are available from the GNU Savannah website as tar ball from their download section.
I prepared a binary installer for WinBoard; for those who want to test it: it is already available from http://hgm.nubati.net/WinBoard-4.6.0.exe . Tomorrow I will create a page for it in the download section of WinBoard forum.
For those that are still using 4.5.3, and have not experimented with the TM version: there is a page listing and explaining the new features at the GNU website, http://www.gnu.org/software/xboard/whats_new/portal.html .
Also new is that we now have an on-line user guide for XBoard (but WinBoard would be practically the same, except for the screenshots), summarizing its most-important features: http://www.gnu.org/software/xboard/user_guide/UserGuide.html
on Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:03 am by
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WinBoard 4.6 can be downloaded as an installer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:is this have adopter ?
on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:34 pm by
I started a new beta version at http://hgm.nubati.net/WinBoard-4.6beta.zip , which should fix the problem with the browsing for a save file.
on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:56 am by
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on Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:26 pm by
H.G.Muller wrote:I have uploaded a new WB version to http://hgm.nubati.net/WinBoard-4.6beta.zip . In this version I changed the comboboxes for specifying an engine in the Load Engine and Tournament Options dialogs by listboxes. This seemed to work more naturally to me, especially in combination with the grouping of engines. With comboboxes you had to re-open the combobox all the time; after selecting a group, it would close, and you would have to re-open it before you could see the contents of the group. Also when selecting a number of engines for a tourney, it was annoying that you would have to re-open the combobox, and move to the area where you was selecting engines after every engine.
With listboxes, the engines stay in view always (and opening a group immediately shows you its contents), and you only have to double-click them. It also makes it more natural to respect grouping when installing new engines: a new engine will now always be added at the bottom of the list that you see. (i.e. if you are within a group, it will be installed in that group.)
The listboxes could also have some disadvantages, though (like making it less easy to select a name by partially typing it). So I would like to know what people think of this change.
This version also supports the exclude-moves feature, as described in http://hgm.nubati.net/news.html . (For this reason it is bundled with a Polyglot that supports it too.)
on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:15 am by
A new binary installer, with WinBoard 4.6.1, is now available from WinBoard forum. This is a bug-fix release to 4.6.0, and contains no new features compared to that.
This mainly concerns bugs in the new features that were discovered after they were first released in 4.6.0, in particular the Tournament Manager and on-the-fly engine loading. (For a full list, see the GNU website.) Some of the bugs were quite bad, but remarkable enough, not everyone seemed to suffer from them (depending on the library DLLs used for memory allocation). So we strongly recommend an upgrade.
There are also some other changes in the installer package (new UCI2WB and UCCI2WB), and a major change in configuring the ICC and FICS start-menu items: these now no longer rely on static settings from the FICS.ini and ICC.ini startup-settings files, but do fully save their settings on a winboard_ics.ini file, where they are remembered independently of settings used for other tasks. (This only affects people using these menu items.)
on Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:25 pm by
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on Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:00 pm by
H.G.Muller wrote:I put together a package for WinBoard that would not need an installer, but an simply be unzipped in a folder of your choice, and would not affect anything outside that folder. (No menus, no registry.) This especially for people that dislike installers, or people that want to put it on a memory stick that can be pugged into any machine to give you a fully operational WinBoard.
Since it is of course not possible to predefine file associations that way, the system's "Open with" menu will have to be used to start WinBoard on PGN files. The included version of WinBoard has been made smart enough to distinguish several file types you could open that way (PGN game files, FEN position files, TRN tourney files and XSF settings files (formerly INI files)), and take the apropriate action for handling them. (The XSF files act similar to shortcuts, so no separate shortcuts are needed.)
The portable install can be downloaded from http://hgm.nubati.net/WinBoard-Portable.zip .
Please let me know what you think about it!
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