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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Fwd: GNU Backgammon as a web app?

From: Øystein Schønning-Johansen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Fwd: GNU Backgammon as a web app?
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:27:38 +0100

On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Guido Flohr <address@hidden> wrote:
On Mon, 2011-12-19 at 14:32 +0000, Sam Dutton wrote:

> Just wondering if anyone has thought of porting GNU Backgammon as a
> web app (that could be used offline) maybe using Chrome's Native
> Client? (Full disclosure: I work for Google!) I understand this is not
> trivial, given (for a start) the use of GTK+.

And it uses custom widgets, at least in the 3D look.  Not sure about 2D.

Was ist ever discussed here to split up GNU backgammon into a pure
engine and a frontend, like gnuchess does it?

Ah, that would be really nice! Back in the old days the board representation on the GUI and the engine was really hard coupled, and that is part of the reason the GUI and the engine still has this hard coupling.

I would love to see a standard interface for communication between a backgammon GUI and a backgammon engine similar to UCI. Can someone suggest/define a UBgI - Universal Backgammon Interface?


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