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Subject: Re: time note

Author: Gian-Carlo Pascutto

Date: 09:56:37 10/28/02

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On October 28, 2002 at 12:43:27, Günther Simon wrote:

>Why the *cough* about Arena Gian-Carlo? I also had some doubts about in the
>beginning of its development and there were some buggy betas around but IMHO
>it is pretty stable now and BTW you know that _almost all_ buggy games
>under Arena which were posted here were buggy because of Human errors in
>setting up the GUI or their machines (or they simply used outdated betas
>of it when much better versions were already around).
>I would like to test it much more but until now I am satisfied with
>WB most of the time - give the new version another attempt and I am pretty
>sure you'll overthink your above statement.

You do not have to convince me. Convince the people who have lost
games because of bugs in Arena.

My choice for an interface is still the Shredder (Classic)
interface which does everything I want it to and is extremely
solid. It's easy enough to operate that even my girlfriend can
do it without mistakes.

ChessPartner 5.2 is also looking solid now, and I'd consider
it an option as well.

I would not use any ChessBase interface if only because of
their buggy implementation of UCI. And as far as I know, you
*still* cannot adjust the clocks in that interface.

I would not use WinBoard because you cannot adjust the clocks,
or see most engine output.

I would not use Arena because in every tournament I go to
I see people get into problems because it has bugs.

>BTW good luck with further improvements of (Deep) Sjeng :)

Thank you!


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