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Update Information: October 7, 2013 (Updates)

by Ron @, Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 00:24

Engine Updates

Nothing new today

Chess News

Norm Pollock site
PGN, EPD & TXT Utility Suites and Opening Book PGN Databases
- updated PGN program & also renamed: tagOrder (formerly "tagClean")
- updated PGN program: tagFix
http://www.hoflink.com/~npollock/chess.html

Scidb Beta 1.0, rev 960
a chess database application for Linux/Unix and Windows
- this is a *beta* release for Linux/Unix only
http://scidb.sourceforge.net/index.html

Down/Problem Chess Websites :-(

Alex WBTM homepage down for 77 days (a multimania site)
Aretar homepage down today ("connection was reset")
Bestia homepage down for 92 days (a 110mb.com site)
GreKo homepage down for 7 days (a 110mb.com site)
Lyapko Utilities homepage down for 92 days (a 110mb.com site)
Nejmet homepage down for 76 days (a multimania site)
Safrad homepage down today (no response in 60 seconds, 503 error)
Toledo Nanochess homepage down for 23 days (a 110mb.com site)
T-Rex homepage down for 77 days (a multimania site)
Toga Returns homepage has been hacked and is dangerous to visit
Hamsters homepage is now considered dead, it will no longer be tracked
Kiwi homepage is now considered dead, it will no longer be tracked

Wiki Changes

GUI Protocol List
update by Norbert Raimund Leisner
- YChess: changed a link and 2 comments
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:gui_protocol_support_list

Engine GUI List
update by Norbert Raimund Leisner
- list totally reworked
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:engine_gui_list

Native Engine List
update by Norbert Raimund Leisner
- removed HaskellChess
- removed Lokasoft section, modified Lokasoft link and comment
- removed SmarThink
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:native_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

GNUplot 4.6.4
open source, cross platform, command-line driven, 2D/3D graphing/plotting
http://www.gnuplot.info/ (homepage)
http://www.gnuplot.info/announce_4.6.3.txt (release notes)

Network Scanner 5.5.1
free multi-threaded IP, NetBIOS & SNMP scanner; scans for listening TCP/UDP ports &
displays shared network resource types
http://www.softperfect.com/products/networkscanner/

PC-BSD 9.2
BSD-based Linux distro; KDE (default), GNOME, LXDE, Openbox, Xfce desktops; #45 in popularity
http://www.pcbsd.org/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.8
web admin to view/change MySQL/MariaDB databases; interactive commandline SQL; import/export, etc.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php

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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