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Update Information: October 4, 2011 (Updates)

by Ron @, Wednesday, October 05, 2011, 01:31

Engine Updates

EnginMax 5.14 (UCI)
Win32/64
- some bug fixes in search, eval, hash and ponder function
http://sites.google.com/site/mychessengines/files

Quazar 0.2 (UCI)
new engine by Dmitry Morozov
Win32/64
https://sites.google.com/site/chessquazar

Zeta Dva 0202 (WB)
C source; Win32, Linux64; supports Polyglot books
"less nps but better play"
- fixed a couple of bugs
- added LateMoveReductions
- removed incremental evaluation
https://github.com/smatovic/zeta_dva
https://github.com/smatovic/zeta_dva/tree/zeta_dva_0200/bin (binaries)

Chess News

Power Chess PGN Databases
long time control, multiprocessor engine/engine games in PGN format
- first time listed here
http://www.powerchessproject.org/computer-chess-games-databases.html

Down/Problem Chess Websites :-(

Akiba homepage / Polish engine site down for 2 days (no response in 60 seconds)
Crafty (webkikr.com page) down today (no response in 60 seconds)
Damas homepage down for 9 days ("Free Web Hosting Discontinued")
Dann Corbit homepage down for 99 days
GreKo homepage down for 19 days (a 110mb.com site)
Ildtiadar homepage down for 12 days
Spike homepage down today (no response in 60 seconds)

Wiki Changes

GUI Protocol List
update by Norbert Raimund Leisner
- added Quasimodo
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:gui_protocol_support_list

Links
update by Norbert Raimund Leisner
- added PHP Chess Tournament Manager
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:links

Native Engine List
update by Norbert Raimund Leisner
- added Drafty Chess Engine
- added Rebel 11 package
- added Minerva Chess Engine
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:native_engine_list

Play Chess Online List
update by Norbert Raimund Leisner
- added Madchess
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:play_chess_online_list

Private Engine List
update by Norbert Raimund Leisner
- removed Removed Mentally Challenged, NaltaP312 and Stallion Chess Engine
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:private_engine_list

Variants Engine List
update by Norbert Raimund Leisner
- added Dreierschach
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:variants_engine_list

Bonus Notifications (recent releases of free stuff)

Warnings:

- do not install unwanted toolbars, etc.
- alpha releases have new features; crashes and bugs are to be expected
- beta releases have new features; they may contain bugs or crash
- release candidate software may contain minor bugs; crashes are rare

Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152
free cross-platform flash video player
http://www.adobe.com/

Aptana Studio 3.0.5
web software development in an IDE supporting HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Ruby, Rails, PHP and Python
w/ code assist, built-in debugging, Git intergration, built-in ftp and more
http://www.aptana.com/

FireBird 2.5.1
popular open source, cross-platform SQL database that does not require an administrator
http://www.firebirdsql.org/ (homepage)
http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/news/firebird-2-5-1-sub-release-is-available-12732/ (announcement)

ImgBurn 2.5.6.0
free CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application
http://www.imgburn.com/

Komodo Edit 6.1.3
free cross-platform programmer's editor for JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl
http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit/downloads

Meaning of Colors

Red = New or Warning
Green = Updated
Gray = Info Only

Engine List: http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:chess_engine_list
Chess News: http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:chess_news_list

NOTE: If you want me to track a website for you, please email me and I will add it.
ron _at_ computer-chess _dot_ org

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