./games/exchess, Experimental chess engine

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 7.97beta, Package name: exchess-7.97beta, 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.

Required to build:

Master sites:

SHA1: 1ea71ba8ce9ecbc52699ee39490f1d275c91dd82
RMD160: 7e317362040321b8dcecae867a6710036846d579
Filesize: 1718.418 KB

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   2020-03-21 15:41:45 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (14) | Package removed
Log message:
games/exchess: update to 7.97beta

Changes since 7.31beta are unknown since the upstream author didn't
document anything.

I just stumbled upon this package because it didn't build with
-Werror=char-subscripts. That bug seems to have been fixed.
   2020-01-26 18:32:28 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (981)
Log message:
all: migrate homepages from http to https

pkglint -r --network --only "migrate"

As a side-effect of migrating the homepages, pkglint also fixed a few
indentations in unrelated lines. These and the new homepages have been
checked manually.
   2018-01-14 16:26:49 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (37)
Log message:
pkgsrc doesn't support PREFIX with spaces or other special characters.
Therefore it is not necessary to add the :Q modifier to this variable
and several others.

pkglint -r -Wall --autofix --only :Q
   2015-11-03 21:57:10 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (350)
Log message:
Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for games category

Problems found locating distfiles:
	Package blokus: missing distfile blokus-1.1.tar.gz
	Package crossfire-client: missing distfile crossfire-client-images-1.11.0.tar.gz
	Package dungeon: missing distfile dungeon-gdt-glk.tar.gz
	Package gate88: missing distfile Gate88_Mar19_05.tar.gz
	Package gnuchess4: missing distfile gnuchess-4.0.pl80.tar.gz
	Package ioquake3-pk3: missing distfile quake3-latest-pk3s.zip
	Package rollemup: missing distfile Rollemup.tar.gz
	Package tscp: missing distfile tscp181.zip
	Package xbat: missing distfile xev111.tar.gz
	Package xgalaga: missing distfile xgalaga-2.0.34.tar.gz
	Package xrick: missing distfile xrick-021212.tgz
	Package xskat: missing distfile xskat-cards.tar.gz

Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden).  All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.
   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.