This is the only planned release candidate before 0.10 final. Lots of bugs fixed and the new seek dialog is more polished now. Please update your translations on https://translations.launchpad.net/pychess !
This is mostly a bugfix release, but it also contains a few new features, like a brand new seek dialog and support for Diablo, Amy and Amundsen engines.
This is mostly a bugfix release, but it also contains a few new features, such as Corner chess variant and Stockfish engine support.
Initial XDG Base Directory Specification support also added. What was previously
~/.pychessconf now lives at ~/.config/pychess/config
This is mostly a bugfix release, but it also contains a few new features, such as premove support and figures in promotion dialog.
Last week PyChess won the first price in Les Trophées du Libre in categori: Hobby/ Recreational. A thanks go to everyone who has helped to move PyChess forward.
In the picture on the right you can see from left: Neverball that won the seccond price, DJL that won the third price and PyChess that won the golden copyleft.
A little while ago PyChess was nominated in the Les Trophées du Libre. We're looking forward to the event in about in month. :)
This is mostly a bug fixing release, but it also contains a few new features, such as a 'Play Rematch' button, which appears after games are finished.
A special thanks to all the new people who have helped test the release.
More than a year after PyChess Philidor 0.8 went went into beta, we now present PyChess Staunton 0.10 Alpha!
The release is named after Howard Staunton, who is regarded as the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851. And while we are still using the old theme for the chess pieces, we hope to get a real Staunton theme before going final.
The release contains a lot of general improvements, but the two most important changes in this release are the possibility to play different variants of chess, as well as chat on the online chess community, FICS.
The five largest changes:
The development of PyChess Staunton is steadily progressing. Two screenshots from the nightly built has been uploaded.
If there are anything, that keeps you from using PyChess, or which would make using it much more giving and fun, feel as always very free to post to the forums, mailing list or issue tracker.
While the work on Stauton is fastly progressing, a few bugs has been reported on the Philidor release. These should now be fixed.
PyChess Philidor 0.8 has been released. This happens after nearly a yearcoding, and a rewrite of large parts of the codebase for stability and
The most prominent new features include:
In these days, the development of PyChess Stauton 1.0 has just begun. We strive to makethis the greatest free chess client out there, so if you have opinions,don't let them go unheard on the mailing list!
If you would like help fix the translation of PyChess in your language,
If no more serious bugs are found, this will be named final, but in order to ensure everything is perfect please check it out and tell us what you think!
Major changes include:
I'm pleased to announce, that a new PyChess Philidor 0.8 beta has been made available.
It was headed as a Christmas release, and it contains the following changes:
As Tamás has found some pretty critical further issues, it might take one or two more beta releases before we can declare it final.
Also, the larger Philidor text-base isn't yet translated to near to number of languages that Greco had, so if you feel like it, head to https://translations.launchpad.net/pychess and make some noise!
However, merry Christmas, or happy holiday season to your all!
Whether or not it'll ever meet its goal of being one of the most used repositories out there, CNR will surely be able to boost knowledge about PyChess, especially if you head in their and give it a nice rating! PyChess at CNR.com.
We are already doing pretty fine on "Chess" and "Board games"
Oh, and by the way, you should look around here again some time near Christmas, as Beta 3 is just on the steps.
After the by far longest PyChess development cycle, version Philidor beta, codenamed 0.8 beta, has been released!
The long development time covers a close to total rewrite, the most throughout testing for a PyChess release yet, and a massive new base of features. Many of which users have been screaming since the first alpha of PyChess.
The new features includes, but are not restricted to:
It should be noted, however, that even though the FICS implementation is generally very stable, it hasn't yet got support for chatting and console communication. Thus it should be used with some care.
We encourage everyone to try out the release, and report the bugs (if any) you find.
If you'd like to see PyChess translated into your language, you can help us from the web interface at https://translations.launchpad.net/pychess/trunk/+pots/pychess
And remember: "The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it" - Benjamin Franklin, 1779
Thanks, Pychess team
After a long beta phase we have decided to release PyChess 0.6 final version.
This fixes a few crashes, including the long requested crash which occurred seemingly randomly for many Debian/Ubuntu kernels.
Looking forward to get 0.8 beta out the door! Enjoy.
PyChess 0.6.0 beta is out! (I really need some creative people for finding version names. Numbers suck :D) Grab it before it is replaced!
The first bugfixing release of PyChess 0.4 has been released. This fixes all problems people have reported to 0.4 release.
Download from: Gnomefiles
After the latest release PyChess has been voted up to 9.22 on gnomefiles.org, which is the best score of all applications on the page! As of writing, it has got 50 votes, which is a third of nerolinux - the most downloaded application - so I guess it isn't that bad guys!
We have now released the 0.4 version of PyChess!
This version brings a lot of new requested stuff:
python-sqlite2 is added as a dependency.
Feel free to report any bugs you find. Packagers are also very welcome!
the release of version 0.2, pychess has got a fairly large amount of attention. There has been new people offering to join the project, and help doing things like ICS, Network, Eyecandy and PGN.Also
there has been talk about merging with glChess, sharing codebase with chessmonk etc.In
the last couple of days, I've been working on an Oracle class, that is supposed to be the backend for the analysiz panel, the hint/spy functions and the openingbook panel, of which I uploaded a screenshot today.
I've released version 0.2 of Pychess. It is not 100% bug free, but perhaps 95% :). I'll close anything posted in the issue tracker, but I will now also look forward into some of the purposed features.
I thought of giving it some kind of cool name, like the big projects, but couldn't think of anything better than "the flying beaver", which google tells me is already taken, so I skipped it.
Feel very free to post bug reports and to join the project :D
I've created this page using google pages in about half an hour. The interface is a little slow, but still you really quickly get something out working.
It even works with my google/firefox spellchecking :D (luckily)