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Old 05-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #46
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Do you think that you could add the following feature: the capability to save a game in pgn notation and loading a pgn game?
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Farhad, I'm implementing this feature now.

The feature plans are:
1. Moves history, navigation, undo etc (for game analyzing);
2. Load/Save PGN file;
3. Support comments in the PNG file;
4. Support variations in the PGN file.

#1 will be ready in a month, I think. #2 will be ready in the 1-2 weeks after #1.

But it will be commercial version (5-10$).

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Congrats - I think that the application is ready for commercial release but I sure hope that when you mean commercial you mean that it will be a suggested price/donation/contribution and not a "download for money only" thing. Also, what license to you release the application under. So far the code is on sourceforge, will you keep it there or do you plan to "close" pbchess?
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:38 PM   #48
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Congrats - I think that the application is ready for commercial release but I sure hope that when you mean commercial you mean that it will be a suggested price/donation/contribution and not a "download for money only" thing. Also, what license to you release the application under. So far the code is on sourceforge, will you keep it there or do you plan to "close" pbchess?
Actually, base functionality will be always free (anyone can download and play chess). But some additional features (see above) will be non-free (for people who are very interested in chess and interested in a good chess program for e-ink).

Donation model doesn't work (I've received only one donation since Jan 2010, but have more than 1000 downloads).

After implementing the Pocket Book I want to port it on other devices (e.g. Amazon Kindle, Sony, etc). That's why I need some money. This forum shows that much more people have Amazon Kindle and Sony than PocketBook.

Current version is Open Source. This means that anyone can obtain sources from me. The additional things will not be open-source. So I'll choose a new hosting when commercial version is ready.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:49 PM   #49
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Thanks for the new version, works fine!
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Donation model doesn't work (I've received only one donation
since Jan 2010, but have more than 1000 downloads).
I think that this is due more to the small(er) PB market and the fact that the word of mouth has not kicked in. Besides, most recreational chess players want a cute GUI and gimmicks, not a solid chess program


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After implementing the Pocket Book I want to port it on other devices (e.g. Amazon Kindle, Sony, etc). That's why I need some money. This forum shows that much more people have Amazon Kindle and Sony than PocketBook..
That makes perfectly good sense.

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Current version is Open Source. This means that anyone can obtain sources from me.
Have you used any of the free/open source licenses?

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The additional things will not be open-source.
That is too bad, I think that you could commercially sell a free and open sourced application. But that is your call to make, of course :-)

Thanks for everything - great application!
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:20 AM   #51
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pbchess-1.1.4

pbchess-1.1.4 released.

Release notes:

1. Critical application error fixed.
Test cases:
* Fen=[2b2rk1/1pp2pp1/4p3/2PpPP2/1P1P4/3B1q2/3Q1PRP/rN5K w KQkq - 0 1]; Move=f6
* Fen=[7r/pp1k1p1p/3p1ppb/2rP4/8/PB3P1P/1P3P1K/R3R3 w - - 0 1]; Move=Ba4
2. 2nd log level improved for the fast problems solving (we can see the entire game
at the 2nd log level now);
3. 2 new chess engines added: togaII-1.3.1 and gfruit-4bx (gambit fruit).
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:19 PM   #53
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I had two crashes with the previous version, one engine error (gnuchess engine) and one restart during a game, taking me back to the beginning position. I'll try this version and see if it happens again.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:31 PM   #54
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I had two crashes with the previous version, one engine error (gnuchess engine) and one restart during a game, taking me back to the beginning position. I'll try this version and see if it happens again.
Berpdreyfuss,

This version has improved logging, so I can see the whole game from the beginning and reproduce it from any position. Please, don't be silent if you have any problem (crash, engine error, etc).
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:49 PM   #55
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ok, I'll try the new version. I would have reported the errors, you just were too fast with the update
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:09 AM   #56
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pbchess-1.2.0

pbchess-1.2.0 released. See details here.

This is the first commercial version of pbchess. It is designed for chess fans who play chess regularly and want to improve their skills. The moves history is very important for game analysis (it's very hard to learn play chess without reviewing your games). Besides this version allows to rollback stupid moves during the game. See user manual (readme) for details.

stockfish 2.0.1 has been replaced with stockfish 2.1.1.

The license on pbchess-1.2.0 can be applied to all the future versions of pbchess-1.2.x (see plans).

Download, evaluate and buy if you like it

The pbchess-1.1.x line will stay free.
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Great features in the new version, especially that you can go back in the history of moves, I will register for sure!

Where can I load pgn files? In the future I would really like to see the already planned support for displaying comments.

Attached is the updated german translation, it says "options" in the menu but there is no entry in the lng file, it could be replaced by "Optionen"
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:43 PM   #58
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Great features in the new version, especially that you can go back in the history of moves, I will register for sure!
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Where can I load pgn files?
This version uses only game.txt file for save/load the last game in the PGN format. It can't work with arbitrary file names yet. I'll add the bookshelf integration in the next version (pbchess-1.2.1). And than you will can load PGN and PZL files like books. It will allow for example to create you PGN library of openings (Spanish, Italian, Kings Gambit etc), load arbitrary chess puzzles and so on ...

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In the future I would really like to see the already planned support for displaying comments.
Yes, this is a first-priority task (along with bookshelf integration and set up an arbitrary position on the board), but not so simple as 2 others. I'll add all the tasks for pbchess-1.2.x on our bug-tracker (project=pbchess) and than we will decide which features will be implemented first. Bug-tracker has russian interface for anonymous user. You should register to change user interface to your own. This bug-tracker will be announced on the mobileread soon. We will create the base of pocketbook software defects on it (including official software and pocketbook free projects).

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Attached is the updated german translation, it says "options" in the menu but there is no entry in the lng file, it could be replaced by "Optionen"
Biiiiiig thanks!

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Hello,

paypal doesn't send money to Ukraine, at least from Germany where I am. I will have to look into webmoney, it seems like the english documentation isn't that good, but we'll see...
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Will any of these versions work on the Pocketbook IQ?
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