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Subject: Re: Scid 2.2 (free chess database app) available

Author: Steve Coladonato

Date: 10:45:08 01/15/01

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On January 14, 2001 at 21:33:00, Shane Hudson wrote:

>Hi all,
>Version 2.2 of Scid (a free chess database application for Unix operating
>systems which also runs fairly well in Windows) is now available from the
>usual website,
>New features in 2.2 include:
>  - The beginnings of multiple-language support. Most menus (and some
>     messages) are now available in German, French, Spanish and Polish.
>     A lot of Scid is still "English-only", but that will change in time...
>  - A new "opening report" feature which presents interesting facts about
>     an opening and an ECO-style theory table. It can be saved in text,
>     HTML or LaTeX format.
>  - Many small user interface improvements.
>  - Now released with a GPL licence; previous releases had a non-standard
>    (slightly more restrictive, definitely more confusing) licence.
>Feedback is most welcome.


Nice program.  I downloaded it and installed it on Red Hat Linux 6.2.  No
problems downloading nor compiling.  I am interested in the e-mail feature and
will be taking a look at that.  Right now the only chess program on this Linux
server is gnuchess.

Nice to see some Linux support.



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