./games/exchess, Experimental chess engine

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 7.31beta, Package name: exchess-7.31beta, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

EXchess is an experimental chess engine supporting the following features:

* Support for Tim Mann's XBoard.
* Analysis features of XBoard.
* Brute force searches to 60 ply (1 ply = a move by one side).
* Hash tables for storing positions already visited in the search.
* Pondering. (Thinking on the opponent's time.)
* Recursive null move pruning.
* Quiescent capture search.
* Adjustable hash table size.
* Adjustable search and evaluation parameters.


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SHA1: 09fa6d133172e34c1908df148f56489c47ee8cc2
RMD160: 38a3a6b3a3a53ff62321642954ff4d29ebfe9705
Filesize: 3340.995 KB

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   2014-09-11 18:59:16 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (31) | Package removed
Log message:
Update games/exchess to v7.31beta, this package's first update in 14 years.

The primary motivator for the upgrade is to improve the book generation
time, which is now several times faster (builds were failing with CPU ulimit
of 1 hour on 3GHz Xeon E5's with the previous version).  This new version
even supports multiple cores, though that isn't enabled at this time.

There appear to have been many other updates, but there is no ChangeLog
and there aren't even any intermediate versions for download (hence using
the current beta version).  Upstream unfortunately makes it as difficult
as possible to see the history of this package.
   2014-02-09 17:50:45 by Sebastian Wiedenroth | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
Fix build on SunOS (u_int64_t usage and ambigous math)
   2013-05-01 00:20:58 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (13)
Log message:
Avoid conflict with C++11's std::move.
   2012-10-06 13:55:05 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (310)
Log message:
Drop superfluous PKG_DESTDIR_SUPPORT, "user-destdir" is default these days.
   2012-01-20 18:07:35 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
Rename local variable to not conflict with STL
   2011-11-25 22:52:33 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (7)
Log message:
Fix build with modern GCC
   2010-01-29 21:29:26 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
DESTDIR support
   2009-06-14 19:57:02 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (215)
Log message:
Remove @dirrm entries from PLISTs