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Old 08-18-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Chess on DR1000

I know not a lot of people are porting anymore for the DR1000, but Id so like to play chess on it (miss my iLiad for this).

Would it be hard? Id be very thankful

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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I know not a lot of people are porting anymore for the DR1000, but Id so like to play chess on it (miss my iLiad for this).

Would it be hard? Id be very thankful

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Take a look at this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...76#post1087976
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Thanks! I read you have a version running, although with bad refresh? Could you upload it? Thanks again.
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Thanks! I read you have a version running, although with bad refresh? Could you upload it? Thanks again.
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Can't find it.
I'll try to port again next week.

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:02 AM   #5
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:57 PM   #6
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If you are really desperate to get a board on the screen and are happy with any (ugly) solution, you could try to follow the previous thread on DRebian and install instead of gimp both eboard and gnuchess. ( I run into a fatal error with xboard even though the board appears on the screen and looks quite nice). They will be installed in /usr/games which is not in the path. You can get the board up for instance by typing ./eboard from within /usr/games. Then you should choose "generic engine" to play against the appropriate version of gnuchess. Note that I still have problems moving the pieces around with the pen, they somehow won't stick. Anyway, this is how far I have come ...

But even if you get everything working in the end, it is a lot of stuff to install. For instance you must have usbnet working and be sure to have IP forwarding correctly set up. [On a MAC, this requires to tick "internet sharing" in Preferences, Sharing. ]

Of course this is a far cry from a direct port of just xboard and gnuchess with proper integration (separate tap) into Iņigo's DR800+ or Mackx's patch of the rc3 firmware, like e.g. dima_tr's port of xmahjongg.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:21 PM   #7
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Thanks, but I know nothing about Linux, so.....

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Old 08-22-2011, 11:05 AM   #8
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Hi,

I lost my previous chess port when I destroyed my old DR development virtual machine.
Anyway, I started again and see the same issues I mentioned in the other thread.

backend:
- gnuchess v5.0.7 ported ok, v6.0 crashes

frontend:
- xboard: needs old X libraries (Xaw, Xpm, Xmu) which I've been able to port after some work, but it also needs old X font rendering subsystem. Thus, it's not a viable option
- eboard, gnome-chess, ...: complex frontends with many dependencies


Anyway I've found a small front end called linechec (http://linechec.sourceforge.net/) that I've been able to compile easily, with only a few modifications.
It's in French and the UI is not good for the DR screen, it would need some work to adapt.

I think the best option should be to develop a new tiny front-end to gnuchess, specific for DR devices.

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:20 PM   #9
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Oh this sounds great. Would you like to post your result?

Would it be difficult to adapt the frontend - I do not know much about linux but I would surely try.

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If it is the frontend which is required here are some more I found. Maybe this can be of help for you.

CSBoard or here

CBoard or here

Here are some more. Maybe KBoard there

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If it is the frontend which is required here are some more I found. Maybe this can be of help for you.

CSBoard or here

CBoard


Here are some more. Maybe CSBoard there or KBoard

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CSboard is mono-based -> so we would need to port mono before... more than a huge task.
Cboard is console based -> not a good candidate for a device without keyboard
Kboard is KDE based -> DR uses gtk+/GNOME libs, so no way either

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Ok, it was a try

I cant find any more frontends...

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Old 08-22-2011, 03:01 PM   #13
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Gogolo, I have the feeling that maybe you could be interested in http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=147354

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