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Subject: Re: WAC 230 and Alexander Szabo's refutation revisted

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 18:20:42 08/01/05

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On August 01, 2005 at 20:48:13, Miguel A. Ballicora wrote:

>On August 01, 2005 at 20:08:11, Roger Brown wrote:
>>>On August 01, 2005 at 17:53:27, Miguel A. Ballicora wrote:
>>Hello Miguel,
>>Please do not take this as a rude post - in fact it is the opposite - but are
>>you finished with Winboard in general and Gaviota in specific?
>I do not take it as a rude, in fact I am flattered that there are people
>I am not finished with Gaviota, but I was forced to stop for a while (2 years,
>actually). I have been more and more busy with my daily work and could not keep
>up with Gaviota. Now, I am moving and changing employers in the next 3 weeks.
>Once I am established, I will be back on it. I do not know how intense my work
>will be, I will continue.
>When I stopped, it was an appropiate time because I finished the main framework.
>It has a book, search etc. etc. but in fact it has a very rudimentary evaluation
>(for instance, no king safety at all!). That is what I really wanted to work on
>when I started this project! This is going to be really phase 2. I am not
>finished with Gaviota, I haven't even started! yet :-)

I like many things about Gaviota, including the name.

Sometimes, Gaviota has an interesting idea that the other engines did not find.

I think if you spend some time, it will become even more interesting.

>>There are some fans out there (myself included) who are wondering...

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