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Subject: Re: Ruffian 0.76 is still playing incredible strong!

Author: Jonas Cohonas

Date: 05:16:49 09/19/02

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On September 19, 2002 at 07:35:06, pavel wrote:

>On September 19, 2002 at 06:01:57, Uri Blass wrote:
>
>>On September 19, 2002 at 05:59:07, Uri Blass wrote:
>>
>>>On September 19, 2002 at 05:19:07, Jouni Uski wrote:
>>>
>>>> 1: Ruffian 0.76    20.0 / 24
>>>> 2: Gandalf 5.1     15.5 / 24
>>>> 3: WBNimzo 2000b   15.0 / 24
>>>> 4: Yace 0.99.56    14.5 / 24
>>>> 5: Pharaon 2.62    13.5 / 25
>>>> 6: Zarkov 4.5y     12.5 / 25
>>>> 7: LambChop 10.88  12.0 / 24
>>>> 8: Pepito 1.55     10.0 / 24
>>>> 9: Quark 1.76      10.0 / 24
>>>>10: Shredder 3.0    10.0 / 24
>>>>11: Comet B.48-2    10.0 / 24
>>>>12: Gromit 3.8.2     9.5 / 24
>>>>13: Nejmet 3.06      8.5 / 24
>>>>14: Patzer 3.61      8.0 / 24
>>>>
>>>>And still the only thing I know about program is the author: Per-Ola
>>>>Valfridsson!
>>>>Google search gives him 1774 rating - so his about mine level. But his program
>>>>seems to play around 2800?!?!?!?!
>>>>
>>>>Jouni
>>>
>>>The rating of the author is totally unimportant.
>>>
>>>I have some questions:
>>>
>>>1)How much time did the author work on his program?
>>>2)What did he read to help him to develop his program?
>>>What are the free source codes that he looked at and how much of them did he
>>>understand?
>>>3)Did the author claimed that he is going to do the program freeware?
>>>I read this claim but not from the author but only from other people.
>>>
>>>I doubt if to believe it and I will also have the same doubts if someone tells
>>>me that one of Fritz,Tiger or Junior are going to be freeware espacially when
>>>the teller is not the author of one of these programs.
>>>
>>>Uri
>>
>>Note that if Ruffian0.76 is going to be freeware only in 2010 then the claim
>>that it is going to be freeware is misleading.
>>
>>My understanding was that the claim was that ruffian is going to be freeware in
>>the near future and my interpertation is 2002.
>>
>>Uri
>
>Ruffian will come with the next update of Arena with the installation and
>without the installation, as a winboard engine.
>Just like programs like AnMon and SoS comes with the Arena Installation package.
>
>The programmer himself said he will release it very soon, from what I
>understand, he wants to port it under other OS too.
>
>When will Ruffian come out?
>The same time next update of Arena will.
>
>cheers,
>pavs

Snip from Frank Q's (excellent!) Arena site:

Arena main files and partner engines:
- UCI SOS 2 for Arena
- UCI AnMon 5.21
- UCI Nejmet 3.06
- UCI Dragon 4.3
- UCI Ruffian x ... not clear so far (maybe a short time after Arena 0.90).

Snipover.

Personally i can't wait to see the newcomer (Ruffian) in action on my own comp
and i am a bit surprised over the lack of optimism on Uri's part, maybe he has
the "new engine itch" in his fingers too and can't wait ;)

Regards
Jonas



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