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PyChess 0.12 Anderssen rc1 released

We're pleased to announce, that a new PyChess Anderssen 0.12 rc1 has been made available. It's mainly a bugfix release, but two new features was implemented.

If Hint mode is active, Colorize analyzed moves option let you show blunder moves in red on Annotation panel.

A nem Analyze game menu, adding engine scores to moves and variations on blunders

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The PyChess Team

PyChess 0.12 Anderssen beta4 released

Here comes a new beta! Unfortunately we have some critical bugs, so no RC yet. On the other side, PyChess now supports all FICS variants (except bughouse). So besides several random variants, you can play atomic, crazyhouse, losers, suicide and wildcastle on FICS or even against PyChess itself.

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Cheers!

PyChess 0.12 Anderssen beta3 released

We're pleased to announce, that a new PyChess Anderssen 0.12 beta3 has been made available. It's mainly a bugfix release, containing countless of FICS related fixes.

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The PyChess Team

PyChess 0.12 Anderssen beta2 released

We're pleased to announce, that a new PyChess Anderssen 0.12 beta2 has been made available. It's mainly a bugfix release, but some new features was implemented too.

  • FICS premove (by Daniel Malmer). Finally (one) true premove is supported now in PyChess.
  • Edit game. It enables playing and analyzing variations after game finished.
  • FICS console. It's rather simple, but basic stuff works now.

Thanks for Daniel for hes great contribution!

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PyChess 0.12 Anderssen beta1 released

We're pleased to announce, that a new PyChess Anderssen 0.12 beta1 has been made available. Lots of bugs fixed and some cool new features was implemented.

  • New engine output sidepanel.
  • New hint panel showing opening book moves, engine analyzing lines and egtb lookup results.
  • New preferences tab for hint panel.
  • New piece set theme tab in preferences menu.
  • New engines dialog to add/delete engines and edit engine options.
  • New export position menu to save current position into .png file.
  • New show captured pieces option in preferences.
  • New crazyhouse variant support.
  • And finally the outstanding 'pychess scrambled all FICS variables' bug was fixed.

Translators update your translations on https://www.transifex.net/projects/p/pychess/ please!

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The PyChess Team

PyChess Staunton 0.10.1 final released

I'm pleased to announce, that a new PyChess Staunton 0.10.1 final has been made available.

Issues fixed from beta2:
#118, support blindfold chess variants
#496, load positions from FEN
#376, freeze upon clicking 'Show Chat' button

Happy New Year!
Tamás

PyChess 0.10.1beta2 released

We're pleased to announce, that a new PyChess Staunton 0.10.1 beta2 has been made available.

A couple of issues was fixed from beta1 release. (http://code.google.com/p/pychess/source/list) Translators, update your translations on https://translations.launchpad.net/pychess please!

Best,
The PyChess Team

PyChess 0.10.1beta1 released

We're pleased to announce, that a new PyChess Staunton 0.10.1 beta1 has been made available.

Lots of bugs fixed and the new annotation sidepanel was implemented. The FICS dialog was enhanced too and now it's more complete then ever. Translators, update your translations on https://translations.launchpad.net/pychess please!

Best,
The PyChess Team

PyChess is the 7th most used FICS interface!

Topping popular interfaces such as EBoard and XBoard, BabasChess today shows, that 874 registred FICS users used PyChess for their last log on.

fics% t babaschess stats
:Statistics over 34607 registered user logins recorded in the last 30 days (in case of more logins of the same
user, only the last one is considered)
:BabasChess: 15133 (43.73%)
:Jin Applet: 7069 (20.43%)
:Jin: 2914 (8.42%)
:WinBoard: 2005 (5.79%)
:Odesys Chess: 1931 (5.58%)
:Unspecified: 1267 (3.66%)
:Other: 1126 (3.25%)
:Thief: 965 (2.79%)
:EBoard: 815 (2.36%)
:XBoard: 338 (0.98%)
:CClient: 255 (0.74%)
:Raptor: 220 (0.64%)
:iNemesis: 217 (0.63%)
:Arena: 122 (0.35%)

While PyChess is still hidden within "Other" in the listed statistics, a direct query shows the total numbers:

fics% t babaschess usageinfo pychess
:A) Total users recorded: 109960
:B) Users using pychess at last logon: 874 (0.79%)
:C) Users logged on at least once with pychess: 1301 (1.18% of total users)

This is great news, and we thank our great users for spreading the love, and our developers for bringing us ever better and more stable PyChess releases!

The BabasChess stats bot does however also show, that some distributions are very slow at delivering the latest releases to their users. This is something we notice a lot on the issue tracker, but we haven't had too much of an idea of the actual numbers.

If you know anyone still running on PyChess 0.10beta1, hurry out there and help them. Before it is too late.

Staunton 0.10 Final!

This release of PyChess has been on the way for more than two years. We have had a lot of last minute fixes since the release candidate. A few of them for bugs that have been around a long time. In particular there has been a lot of stabilization of CECP and UCI, so they should now work with an even wider set of engines. You can even run windows engines through wine.

Read the whole announcement on the mailing list.

PyChess has a new website!

After a lot of great work from the community, in particular Andrew Nagi and Matthew Gatto, we can now pressent the new PyChess.org! We would also like to thank Alexis Flint for the domain.

More news should follow shortly, regarding the upcomming PyChess Stauton release.

Staunton 0.10 RC 1

2010/10/15: 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 Launchpad!

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