Graham Banks wrote:
Thank you Graham,
So Gull 2.1 is basically some version of Ivanhoe with minor changes. I must say it takes some of the fun out of engine tournaments when it turns out that the engines are more or less playing against themselves. Do you btw know if there is a list of presumably original engines somewhere?
I can't really comment on Gull, but thought I'd post those two pieces of information for you.
It's difficult to measure originality these days.
Strong open source code has changed the playing field.
It seems to me that Gull has many changes in their skeleton.
SMP different, many different ideas of Ivanhoe.
Gull and its author are geniuses
It also has many similarities, yes, agree. But there are many programs that have copied of proyect Ippolit (I mean not only the family), ect, ect.
The same there are lots of similar programs to Stockfish, ect.
I like how fans see the codes of all that is published. I think I know almost everyone, at a glance.
There is much copied, or small changes.
We need to open our minds, the end is 64 squares and 32 pieces, it is very difficult to do something different.
We must open our hands and get away from the Puritan discourse.
Rate projects for effort
The authors do not usually criticize the testers.