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Re: [XBoard-devel] startup error

From: Arun Persaud
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] startup error
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:19:59 -0700
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> [error with non-existing first chess program]
> So it is not a simple change, and I'd rather not mess with it so close
> before release. I don't think -ncp would be the best default mode to start
> in. If you have an engine installed, you usually want to load it (when not
> using -ics mode). XBoard has always had this problem that a missing engine
> causes a startup error, so people will be used to it. Therefore I'd rather
> leave the fix for a future version, where we can fundamentally solve it by
> allowing engine replacement at run time.

ok... how about trying several default engines in that case that should
be easier to implement... e.g. try fairymax then crafty then gnuchess. I
would think that on many systems that might also solve the problem that
fairymax won't be installed on many systems.


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