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Re: [Bug-XBoard] xboard and gnuchess book

From: Mark Ioli
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] xboard and gnuchess book
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:51:20 -0700
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Are you using gnuchess 5 or 4? What is the name of your book file, is it located in the same directory as gnuchess?


Just Anidiot wrote:

Thanks for xboard.  It is really great.  I've been using it for years.

I just compiled it on RHEL 5 along with gnuchess.   When I would play,
it would think quite a while on the opening moves.  This wasn't the
behavior before, so I started poking around.  Running gnuchess in a
terminal window also seemed to exhibit this behavior.

Then I discovered that I didn't download the book which use to be
included in gnuchess but is now a separate download.  I added the book
to gnuchess.  In the terminal window it now almost instantaneously
plays the first several moves.  However using xboard it still thinks
for up to 10 seconds on the opening moves (it also every single time
plays the exact same variation of the Scandinavian opening).   It
doesn't appear to be using the book when using xboard.

I'm invoking xboard simply by typing "xboard -size Medium" on the
command line.  I've tried a couple of different options including
something like 'xboard -fcp "/usr/local/bin/gnuchess --xboard" -fd
"/usr/local/bin" -scp "/usr/local/bin/gnuchess --xboard" -sd
"/usr/local/bin" -size Medium'  So far nothing seems to be helping.

Is there something I'm doing wrong?  Can you help me figure this out?

Thanks in advance.

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