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RE: [Bug-gnubg] need help connecting gnubg to FIBS

From: Ingo Macherius
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] need help connecting gnubg to FIBS
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 13:10:18 +0200

The point is that FIBS has little to no defense against abuse, and any easily available way to use a bot while playing would kill it. Thus so far the owners of code allowing to connect the bizarre FIBS telnet interface to a GUI or playing bot keep their sources closed. If you are looking for a way to use the gnubg board as a display, that would be feasible. There are FIBS clients in C available (e.g. KBackgammon) so all you needed to do is to link the gnubg board component to them. Haven't looked at the gory details, but both the gnubg 3DBoard and the KBackgammon component architecture should be sufficiently clean to do that.
However, nobody has done that so far, but I don't think it is rocket science. As for adding actual gnubg hint support, I would ask you not to do that and in case you do keep your sources closed.
-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Jonathan Kinsey
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 11:55 AM
To: Michael Bergmann; address@hidden
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] need help connecting gnubg to FIBS

Gnubg doesn't work with fibs.  I did have a quick look a while ago at creating a fibs client based on the gnubg interface but gave up as the Fibs interface (telenet) wasn't at all obvious.
Some of the bots playing on fibs are using the gnubg engine, these are standalone projects, I'm not sure how they handle the fibs communictaion.

> From: address@hidden
> To: address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 11:43:26 +0200
> Subject: [Bug-gnubg] need help connecting gnubg to FIBS
> Hi list!
> I could need some help with connecting gnubg to a FIBS server in order to use
> gnubg as an interface for playing online.
> I searched the docs in vain, nor could I find any hints while google'ing for
> the topic. Since I found out that gnubg is running as an opponent on FIBS, it
> should be posible to use it as an interface for online playing - am I wrong
> with this?
> I found the "external program" field where one can put in an external socket
> to connect to - might this be the solution? And if so - could someone please
> describe the way to configure it to me?
> I'm running under Debian Sid on an AMD64-X2 computer, so the solution, if any,
> should work under Linux.
> Thanks in advance for every hint!
> kind regards,
> Michael Bergmann
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