File xboard.changes of Package xboard

Sun Apr 29 12:37:28 UTC 2018 -

- Fix install_info usage.
- Dont't call obsolete macros on Leap 15 and Tumbleweed.

Fri Sep  1 06:51:44 UTC 2017 -

- Added xboard-prefer-gnuchess.patch and recommend gnuchess
  fixes (boo#1055758)  

Sun Aug  7 16:22:15 UTC 2016 -

- xboard 4.9.1:
  * Fix crash when logging out from ICS
  * Defer book faking input move until ping balance
  * Fix setting up btm positions with 'edit'
  * Fix bare King adjudication
  * Fix check testing in games without King
  * Fix disambiguating Pawn moves in Xiangqi
  * Fix King leaving Palace in Xiangqi
  * Fix compile error Xaw build

Sun May 22 07:20:01 UTC 2016 -

- Update to 4.9.0
  (see )
  New features in this release:
  * Running EPD test suites
  * Getting instant help (XB)
  * Editing castling rights in a position
  * Use mouse wheel to set up position (XB)
  * Allow engine to pop up its settings dialog
  * Specifying ultra-fast games (XB)
  * Installing board themes from packages (XB)
  * Using a single-button mouse
  * A special directory for start positions
  * Allow terminal-less ICS play (XB)
  * Sound warnings in analysis mode
  * Changing fonts through the GUI (XB)
  * Automatic adapting of fonts to board size (XB)
  * Instant preview of the board theme (XB)
  * Editing theme list or ICS text menu (XB) 
  New variant support:
  * New piece types
  * Allowing more than 26 piece types
  * More flexible piece promotion
  * Restricting promotion choice
  * New configurable move types
  * Inscribing pieces with text
  * Setting rules from the command line
  * Allow inaccessible squares
  * Load Shogi games in .kif format 
  Fixed bugs:
  * Fix crash on using Game List Tags dialog when Game List 
    was not up.
  * Fix Browse buttons in Tournament Options dialog.
  * Fix file-type drop-down in Xaw file-selector dialog.
  * Fix crash on pasting garbage FEN.
  * Fix crash on loading empty PGN file.
  * Fix hanging on non-existent texture file (XB).
  * Fix spurious copying instead of moving in Edit Position 
  * Do not delay showing book changes while editing book.
  * Fix spurious clearing of Engine Output panes when PV 
  * Fix remembering tourney file and (WB) ticking of auto-step 
    boxes in Tournament Options dialog when using Continue Later.
  * Ignore Continue Later button in Tournament Options when 
    match in progress.
  * Fix closing of Error popup from Tournament Options dialog.
  * Prevent popup of Time Control dialog during game in XBoard.
  * Improve horizontal sizing of menu bar by better clipping 
    of the menu names.
  * Fix date measurement in -addMaster option.
  * Wait for engine when switching to Edit Game mode when 
    first engine is thinking.
  * Fix defaulting of second engine to first when UCI flag or 
    directory specified (XB).
  * Cosmetic
  * Print mate scores in #N format also in message field.
  * Fix sorting of #N mate scores in Engine Output window 
    (where smaller N is better).
  * Show moves as SAN in Edit Book window.
  * Display exclusion header in Engine Output window only for 
    engines that support move exclusion.
  * Gray-out Machine Match menu when match already scheduled 
    for termination.
  * Update user logo when username is changed.
  * Prevent old logos from remaining (partially) visible when 
    new one does not exist or has deviant format.
  * Use result mentioned in game to reconstruct missing PGN 
    Result tag, rather than considering it 'unfinished'.
  * Fix highlight clearing in Edit Position mode.
  * Fix highlighting of last move after rejection of premove.
  * Improve pointing of highlight arrow and its erasure.
  * Fix thick border around saved diagrams (WB).
  * Ignore grabbing / selecting opponent pieces in Analyze 
  * GTK build
  * Provide OK and Cancel buttons in top-level windows (that 
    want them) for GTK build.
  * Fix periodic updates during analysis for GTK build.
  * Fix highlighting text in Engine Output and Move History 
    windows GTK build.
  * Repair flashing of moved piece in GTK build (flaky!).
  * Allow default context menu to appear on 'off-target' 
    right-clicks in GTK build.
  * Define mnemonic keys for items on menu bar.
  * Remember last browsed folder per file type rather than 
    globally in GTK build.
  * OSX App
  * Save settings on quitting through menu in OSX App.
  * Fix behavior on case-sensitive OS X file systems.
  * Fix creation of spurious XBoard instances on OS X.
  * ICS and zippy mode
  * Fix crashing of Xaw build in ICS-zippy mode when opponent 
    kibitzes and chat window is open.
  * Fix spurious undo at start of ICS game in zippy mode 
    immediately after previous game was resigned.
  * Fix width of secondary board (for ICS background observe) 
    in the GTK build.
  * Logout from ICS after engine failure in zippy mode.
  * Prevent bell character from being printed in ICS Console 
  * Variants
  * Fix behavior of engine-defined castling moves w.r.t. board 
    holes and King rank.
  * Fix e.p. capture of triply-pushed Pawns.
  * Fix accepting illegal drops with legality testing off.
  * Fix higlight-induced promotions (moves to squares marked 
    purple by the engine).
  * Fix sweep-promotion problems (black Pawns in Shogi, 
    up-clicks in from-square, spurious promotion popups).
  * Fix spurious promotion suffix on drop moves parsed after a 
    promotion move.
  * Fix sending of spurious 'lift' command to engine on 
    deselecting a piece.
  * Fix parsing of SAN moves for pieces with redefined moves 
    when legality testing is off.
  * Fix pasting FENs that start with an inaccessible square.
  * The GUI book code can now handle up to 48 (unpromoted) 
    piece types, and boards up to 256 squares.
  * Allow promotion choice in variant ASEAN (to support the 
    corresponding rule change).
  * Fix bare-king adjudication correction for Atomic, where a 
    bare King beats an exploded one.
  * Fix pasting of moves immediately after starting from 
    position file.
  * Reset old piece redefinitions when loading new game.
  * Fix setting of piece virginity from reading PGN.
  * Fix variant switching triggered by engine load.

- Updated xboard.keyring from

Mon Nov  3 04:01:12 UTC 2014 -

- xboard 4.8.0:
   (see )

   * New features in this release
    * Resuming saved unfinished games
    * Setting up positions more easily
    * Bitbase adjudication
    * Showing tablebase hits
    * A new ICS window
    * Recalling board themes (XBoard)
    * Playing moves by clicking them
    * Fonts in the XBoard GTK build
    * Using the mousewheel (XBoard)
    * Displaying a blunder graph
    * Slicing up a PGN database
    * Auto-install of engines

   * New variant support
    * ASEAN Chess
    * Chu Shogi
    * Mighty Lion
    * Highlighting squares on engine command
    * Let the engine finish a user move
    * Non-standard variant names
    * Fischer castling in any variant
    * Knowing the moves of unknown pieces

   * Fixed bugs
    * Fix crash on using some Browse buttons in dialogs of the GTK
    * Fix buffer overflow in PGN parser, when all lines end in
    * Fix crash on specifying non-existent board texture.
    * Prevent crash on double-click in XB Game List Tags dialog.
    * Fix the auto-display comment control in the General Options
      dialog of WinBoard, which was ignored.
    * Fix adjusting clocks by clicking them in Xaw build.
    * Fix zooming of Evaluation Graph XB with mousewheel, which was
      not working at all.
    * Fix sticky-windows feature WB for Windows 8, where it did not
      work at all.
    * WinBoard's seek graph is now sized to also cover any board rim.
    * Key bindings XB for non menu items are no longer ignored.
    * Set castling rights correctly after loading of game file from
      command line.
    * Allow castling and e.p. moves to be edited into opening book
      (and prevent their disappearance from it).
    * The sorting of engine output was made more robust against
      engines that send thinking output on fail lows.
    * Fix node-count display, which was clipped to 32 bits.
    * Suppress board-size oscillations in GTK build.
    * Fixed detection of screen size in GTK.  (This is a mixed
      blessing, as now it picks the largest possible window size, and
      in GTK interactive down-sizing is not possible.)
    * Fix mode highlighting after refusal of Two Machines mode because
      2nd engine did not support variant.
    * Blow up textures that are too small.
    * Ignore invalid color specs in stead of treating them as black
      (important because Cairo does not understand old xpm color
    * Prevent XB and WB from becoming unresponsive during lengthy
      tasks such as book building.
    * Fix slowdown of WB during loading of huge PGN files due to
      Game-List window update.
    * Limit width of menu bar for small board sizes in GTK build.
    * Improve the code to kill rogue engines in XB.
    * Drawing of pieces outside the board (in maximaized windows),
      which left lots of debris, is now suppressed.
    * Make WB window sizing handle multiple screens.
    * 50-move counter is no longer reset on Chess960 castlings.
    * Fix legality testing of A-side castling in FRC (which was
      allowed with Rook on a- and blocker on b-file).
    * Fixed piece ID of Falcon in Falcon Chess, which was written as
      '.' and could not be selected on promotion.
    * Fix cross-edge e.p. captures in Cylinder Chess (which was not
      recognized as e.p.).
    * Fix animation of Seirawan Chess castling + gating at Rook
      square, which made Rook disappear.
    * Fix adjudication of stalemates in variant Giveaway.
    * Display of the variant tag in the Game List now works.
    * Reset move entry (clearing target-square markers) on 'clear
      board' in Edit Position mode.
    * The Game List is automatically updated when you alter the tag
      selection for the game lines.
    * Indicate current variant in New Variant dialog of the GTK build
      (by printing it in boldface on the button).

   * Known Problems
    * GTK: in a tiling window manager the size of the board seems to be
      calculated incorrectly. A temporary fix for this is to use a fixed
      size by using the "-size <N>" and "-fixedSize true" options
      on the command line.

Wed Oct  8 20:56:02 UTC 2014 -

- xboard 4.7.3:
   * Fix buffer overflow in parser on long PGN with scores
   * Allow castling and e.p. capture moves to survive when editing
     opening book
   * Fix node-count overflow in engine output
   * Better sorting of fail-low lines in engine output
   * Fix Chess960 a-side castling legality check
   * Fix position search in Chess960
   * Fix adjudication of Giveaway stalemates
   * Adapt WinBoard window positioning to work with multiple
   * Cure some weirdness in XBoard when dragging pieces outside
     the board
   * Some dialog layout improvements to facilitate
   * Fix crash on using some dialog Browse buttons in GTK version
   * Connect manual menu item work in GTK version
- clean spec file
- use verbatim upstream tarball
- add source URLs
- verify source signature
- fix SLE build

Sat Nov 23 05:33:50 UTC 2013 -

- updated to 4.7.2

-- Version 4.7.2

   (see )

   bugfix release for 4.7.1

   * Make PGN parser immune to unprotected time stamps
   * Fix book creation
   * Fix GUI book after setup position
   * Allow drops / promotions/ deferrals to be edited into book
   * Allow entry of negative numbers in spin control (WB)
   * Fix grabbing of selected piece
   * Fix initial board sizing WB
   * Fix -zippyVariants option

-- Version 4.7.1

   (see )

   bugfix release for 4.7.0

   * updated translations
   * fixed texinfo 5.0 problems
   * Work-around for Xt selection bug
   * Add -backupSettingsFile option
   * Make skipping of unknown option smarter
   * Let popping up of WinBoard chatbox for channel open it
   * Fix vertical sizing of GTK board
   * Fix buffer overflow in feature parsing
   * Accept setup command for non-standard board size
   * Fix fatal error on unsupported board size
   * Fix GTK box popup
   * Let XBoard -autoBox option also affect move type-in
   * Fix spurious popup after batch-mode Analyze Game
   * Fix saving of analyzed game
   * Provide compatibility with Alien Edition setup command
   * Fix quoting of book name in tourney file
   * Fix disappearence of pieces that were moved illegally
   * Fix horrible bug in reading scores from PGN
   * Print score of final position in Analyze Game
   * Fix GTK SetInsertPos
   * Fix scrolling of Chat Box
   * Make Chat Box window obey -topLevel option
   * Fix Xaw file browser
   * Update zippy.README

Sun Feb 24 18:07:05 UTC 2013 -

- updated to 4.7.0

   (see )

   * Code refactoring of XBoard
    * The old X11 front-end has been largely rewritten,
      so that all windows are now created by a single
      generic routine
    * XBoard now uses the Cairo library for all drawing
    * Pixmaps and bitmaps no longer supported;
      XBoard now uses PNG and SVG images instead.
    * An alternative (as yet experimental) front-end
      using GTK has been added

   * Interactive Analysis
    * Excluding moves from analysis by playing them
    * Excluded-moves header in Engine Output window
    * Analyzing with two engines simultaneously
    * Annotating an entire muti-game file
    * Analysing positions by Monte-Carlo play

   * Other New Functionality
    * Displaying player logos (XB)
    * Player logo on ICS can be based on player handle
    * Chat boxes for XBoard
    * Narrowing down of position searches
    * Copying pieces when editing a position
    * Starting WinBoard through drag & drop
    * Recalling fully configured engines and ICS
    * Creating an opening book from a game file
    * Pausing a game
    * Automatically observing partner games with dual-board

   * Interface Improvements
    * Recognizes file type of lone argument by extension
    * Default startup settings configurable per mode
    * Separate menu items for loading 1st and 2nd engine
    * Engines can be selected from listboxes
    * Grouping of engines in the installed-engines list
    * Stay in Analyze or Game Start mode after engine loading
    * 'Continue Later' button in WB tournament dialog
    * A new --help option (XB)
    * A second board window for observing ICS games (XB)
    * Smoother graphics and a resizable board (XB)
    * A rejuvenated file browser (XB Xaw)
    * Scrolling listboxes with mouse wheel (XB Xaw)
    * Tabbing through dialog etry fields (XB Xaw)
    * Adapt width of auxilliary windows on board resize (WB)
    * External piece bitmaps (WB)
    * Border around the board (WB)
    * Saving settings as themes (WB)

   * Bug fixes
    * Grayout of Analysis menu item in zippy mode
    * Crash on flagging in -st mode
    * Keep track of virginity in variant seirawan FENs
    * Immunity to capitalized promo pieces
    * Avoid board sizes with unavailabile variant pieces
    * Work-around for FICS violation of SAN
    * Check validity of tourney participants
    * Loop-Chess promotions with legality testing on
    * Fix -fSAN option in Analyze File mode
    * Scrolling of Engine Output after PV walk (XB)
    * Start browsing in currently-selected folder (WB)
    * Allow entry of fractional timeIncrement (WB)
    * Resolve conflict between -mps and -inc options
    * Size of mini-Shogi promotion zone
    * Adjudication of stalemate and perpetuals in Shogi
    * Rep-draw detection in drop games
    * Insufficient-material draws in Knightmate
    * Replacing of engine in non-last game position
    * Sweep selection of promo-piece in click-click move
    * Don't save aborted games in tourney PGN
    * Remember ponder, book and other settings in tourney file
    * Do not erase PGN tags on engine loading
    * Solved feature problems with engine loading in match mode
    * Re-send option settings to -xreuse engine
    * Allow use of 'shadow' promotion pieces in any variant
    * WinBoard did not always start in its installation folder
    * Initialization of 'Twice' checkbox in Tournament dialog (WB)
    * Clearing of marker dots after mode or settings change
    * some smaller bugfixes 

Sun May  6 21:34:57 UTC 2012 -

- patch not needed after removing autoreconf 

Sun May  6 21:19:43 UTC 2012 -

- test if patch is needed 

Sun May  6 21:06:14 UTC 2012 -

- fix more build errors: update buildrequires, fix wrong filename in %install, remove autoreconf call

Sat May  5 17:37:55 UTC 2012 -

- fixed issues with spec file reported by RedDwarf:
  * changed jobs to _smp_flags
  * removed Required(post)/Required(postun) that were not needed
  * removed calls to xdg-icon-resource and installed them directly in %install  

Wed Apr 18 02:52:15 UTC 2012 -

- updated to 4.6.2

   bugfix relase for 4.6.1
   * Suppress clear-board message after pasting FEN
   * Fix faking of castling rights after editing position with holdings
   * Fix second-engine variant test

Tue Apr 17 06:32:50 UTC 2012 -

- added dependency on autoconf 

Tue Apr 17 03:40:52 UTC 2012 -

- removed duplicated suse_update_desktop_file 

Tue Apr 17 03:32:42 UTC 2012 -

- patched gettext version, so that autoreconf (autopoint) doesn't complain 

Tue Apr 17 02:55:40 UTC 2012 -

- fixed spec file 

Tue Apr 17 02:40:01 UTC 2012 -

- updated spec file
- updated to version 4.6.1

changes from 4.6.1 to 4.6.0:

   bugfix release for 4.6.0

   * Fix memory corruption bug on second-engine loading (through menu or in tournament),
     which could destroy -firstInitString
   * Fix bug loading a new engine through the menu (not loading it with the full game, 
     but just upto the current move)
   * Prefix engine command with "./" when a pathname is split up during install, so the engine actually runs (XB)
   * Fix fall-back to -ncp mode when engine does not start (cutting short the feature timeout)
   * Fix bug in position search for FRC castlings (where a King could 'fall off' the board)
   * Add a message to inform the user how to clear the board, in sweep-select edit-position mode
   * Fix a bug that could stop the clock when the board window was dragged (XB)
   * Fix switching off highlighting during game (so last highlights do not remain for the rest of the game)
   * Allow user to enter the name of a non-existing file when browsing for a save file (WB)
   * Make sure rarely used engine-related options (such as -firstNPS) are also correctly loaded during session
   * Correctly handle parsing of Crazyhouse promotions with legality-testing off
   * Fix click-click detour under-promotions, which were not working for non-captures
   * Don't strip path from engine command if directory is explicitly given in Load Engine dialog
   * Consistently make auxiliary windows top level-shells or not, with new -topLevel option (XB)
   * No longer fatal if second engine does not support current variant (just refuse Two Machines mode)
   * Scroll XBoard game list to keep selected item in view (XB)
   * Suppress spurious error popup when starting observing of bughouse games
   * Fix vertical axis ticks in eval graph with drop games
   * Put title on same line as menu bar only for -size 72 and larger (with -titleInWindow, XB)
   * Properly open and close debug file when switching debug mode through key binding Ctrl-D (XB)

changes for 4.6.0:

   (for a more detailed list with screenshots see )

   * Engine vs. Engine
    * Loading and installing engines through the menu
    * Running tournaments with more than two partipants
    * Stopping a match between two engines
    * Replacing a tourney participant
    * Playing openings in color-reversed pairs
    * Perpetual chasing in Xiangqi

   * Interface Improvements
    * Auto-Queen, and still under-promote?
    * Piece fonts and figurine fonts
    * Displaying PVs as SAN
    * Small scores in the Eval Graph
    * How close is the 50-move draw?
    * Sign of the engine scores
    * Loading frequently used engines
    * Collapsing groups of engines

   * Interactive Analysis
    * Playing moves from the PV
    * Rapidly changing the number of PVs
    * Setting the other side to move in analysis
    * Annotating a game with an engine

   * Other New Functionality
    * Searching a position in a PGN file
    * Editing the opening book
    * Recording game sequence number in PGN
    * Each tourney game its own debug file

   * XBoard -> WinBoard Convergence
    * Exporting the game list (XB)
    * A move type-in box (XB)
    * New-style Move History window (XB)
    * Associating XBoard with file types
    * Many Windows behave as one (XB)

Sun Oct 02 03:27:54 UTC 2011 -

- updated to version 4.5.3
- For a summary of changes visit:

Fri Apr 30 06:57:13 UTC 2011 -

- updated to version 4.5.2 
- For a summary of changes visit:
- changes in packaging: includes sounds and bitmaps files

Mon Feb 21 17:21:34 UTC 2011 -

- updated to version 4.5.1 
- changed to Xaw instead of Xaw3d (due to a bug in the Xaw3d version)
- updated license information in .spec file to GPL 3.0
- .desktop file is now included, removed the patch
- For changes in the program visit:

Thu Aug 19 04:46:56 UTC 2010 -

- updated to version 4.4.4 

Sun Apr  4 21:59:22 UTC 2010 -

- updated to version 4.4.3 

Fri Feb  5 07:07:48 UTC 2010 -

- updated link to homepage in spec file 

Fri Dec 11 18:21:36 CET 2009 -

- Updated to version 4.4.2.

Wed Sep 10 15:54:10 CEST 2008 -

- Change default back from crafty to gnuchess (bnc#299579).
- Require default backend unconditionally - xboard rejects to start
  giving no chance to change it.

Sun Apr 22 22:35:22 CEST 2007 -

- use texlive for building 

Fri Mar 30 12:30:09 CEST 2007 -

- update BuildRequires

Fri May 26 12:37:41 CEST 2006 -

- Don't strip binaries.

Wed Jan 25 21:42:59 CET 2006 -

- converted neededforbuild to BuildRequires

Tue Dec  6 09:33:33 CET 2005 -

- fix parser.l to work with new flex
- mention flex in nfb

Sun Feb 29 10:42:54 CET 2004 -

- cleaned up optflags (make them actually work), update config.guess
  so it builds on ppc64.

Mon Feb 09 18:41:39 CET 2004 -

- Updated to version 4.2.7.
- Prefix changed to /usr.

Sat Jan 10 20:28:25 CET 2004 -

- add %defattr

Sun Sep  7 08:43:20 CEST 2003 -

- added desktop icon

Mon Aug 11 09:19:50 CEST 2003 -

- added desktop file

Thu Apr 24 12:20:23 CEST 2003 -

- fix install_info --delete call and move from preun to postun

Mon Feb 10 17:56:11 CET 2003 -

- Use %install_info (bug #23471).

Mon Feb 10 17:01:46 CET 2003 -

- Change man page - crafty is default.
- Require check_backend virtual package.

Mon Feb  3 23:01:39 CET 2003 -

- using crafty instead of gnuchess as chess backend

Fri Apr 26 16:05:01 CEST 2002 -

- update on version 4.2.6
- fixed non-updated macro SECOND_CHESS_PROGRAM in xboard.h

Sun Jan 20 12:42:30 CET 2002 -

- update on 4.2.3 
- URL added to spec
- included

Sat Sep 22 13:34:09 CEST 2001 -

- RPM Group tag set to Amusements/Games, so it can be found easier 

Mon Aug  6 11:47:32 CEST 2001 -

- patched to run with new gnuchess (5.02)

Thu Apr 12 15:48:21 CEST 2001 -

- removed unsupported -I option from texi2html call 

Thu Feb 22 10:54:48 CET 2001 -

- update on 4.2.3 

Thu Feb  8 10:10:07 CET 2001 -

- update on 4.2.2 

Fri Sep 22 14:06:54 CEST 2000 -

- update to 4.1.0;
- %{_infodir} used

Tue May  2 13:43:23 CEST 2000 -

- buildroot added

Wed Jan 26 00:29:39 CET 2000 -

- update to 4.0.5 ; info to /usr/share 

Mon Sep 13 17:23:57 CEST 1999 -

- ran old prepare_spec on spec file to switch to new prepare_spec.

Tue Aug 18 13:50:10 MEST 1998 -

- updated to version 4.0.0 / added tool zic2xpm and html-documentation
- html start-page is /usr/doc/packages/xboard/html/xboard_toc.html

Thu Jul 23 16:29:43 MET DST 1998 -

Make pxboard more secure ... use mktmep if avaliable

Thu Oct  9 16:50:06 MEST 1997 -

ready for autobuild