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Subject: Re: time note

Author: Vincent Diepeveen

Date: 03:04:26 10/29/02

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On October 28, 2002 at 13:00:03, Robert Hyatt wrote:

So you want me to lose more time, apart from the extra time i
already lose, because i'm on a supercomputer and can only do
manually things?

Also i wonder how you get to work bugfree programs like fritz
with winboard. They don't want to play on some FICS thing but
on a chessbase server. The junior guys want to play on kasparovchess
only and not on any other server (protocol).

And i have my own preference too and it ain't FICS either but
manually as i can't connect automatically yet to the supercomputer.

I need to go through some firewalls and then a relogin to another
partition. Winboard ain't doing that for me.

>On October 28, 2002 at 12:56:37, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:
>
>>On October 28, 2002 at 12:43:27, GŁnther 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setting up the GUI or their machines (or they simply used outdated betas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.
>
>That is the _point_ in winboard's favor.  No clock adjustment is
>needed.  Just run the event via a local FICS installed on a machine in
>the tournament hall.
>
>Seeing engine output is trivial.  "tail -f logfile" works for me just
>fine..
>
>
>>
>>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!
>>
>>--
>>GCP



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