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Subject: Re: Spike 1.0 Mainz released!

Author: Volker Böhm

Date: 12:06:29 08/17/05

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On August 17, 2005 at 13:47:55, Joshua Shriver wrote:

>Will you be open sourcing this? Can I have a copy so I can make a linux binary?
>Joshua Shriver

Hi Joshua,

no we will not open sourcing it! But if you like you can help me building a
linux version. I have a SuSE Linux 8.1 Professional here that I hopefully can
install next weekend. Then try a compile to find out which statement will be

Perhaps you can answer me some questions in advance:

Which #define derictive can I use to find out I am using GNU C++ under linux?
In Windows I use __int64 for 64-Bit integer variables. What do I have to use
under GCC and linux?

I think the problems that will be left then are the following:

1. I use a thread to calculate the next move. Thus I need a way how to start
threads in linux.

2. I am linking a binary file that contains the book data. Thus I have to find a
way to link a binary file under linux and to find the address of this data at

If you like to help me porting to linux and perhaps testing the result under
linux please send me an email to


Greetings Volker

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