4.1911 Mar 2018 23:25
New 'Default Databases' feature (Options- Save Bases as Default). CQL 5.2 search feature (Search- CQL). Thanks Lionel and CQL authors. General search can now match any (non-hidden) pre-game or final move Comment. Export Scid Flags feature. Big speed up for bulk Strip Comments/Variations feature. (Also make the 'Stop' button work). Improvements to loading games at the correct position (resolve a conflict between the tree window and search results), and small Tree speed-up. Remove 'Magnetic' for Paul's chess pieces. New 'Ascii' chess pieces and 'Green' colour scheme. Right-clicking button bar changes, including right-click Window button shows Splash window. Some tree tweaks and doco updates, and tree Fast+Slow mode now doesn't break the win/lose graph. Tweak progress bar update frequencies (base export, game copy). OS X has a faster build. New Windows build system from Oz. A new script, 'sc_filter_pgn', which filters multiple PGN files for games matching a certain position. FICS - Offers Graph is disabled while playing a game. Change the censor button a little, and control+censor censors person chatting to you. Escape key in main board cancels piece dragging/move. regarding other language piece letters. up showing the first gamelist/game in searches. up the days of the months in the calender widget. up window placement on multi display desktops. Best games 'Reset Column titles' was broke. sc_game startPos segfaults if !HasNonStandardStart. New Best Games widget, similar to the Gamelist. Score Graph now highlights the current move. New annotation feature: Show missed/shorter mates. A little new Gamelist button to reveal hidden/squeezed buttons (finally!). The GameInfo Window has a right-click menu, and other minor menu changes. Basic support for horizontal scrolling (in gamelist, crosstable and bestgames) for mousewheel buttons with horizontal capability. Finnish translation, from Mika Kaakinen. Engines: if an engine shows a Mating line, show the whole line in analysis
4.1812 Jul 2017 07:05
New Best Games widget, similar to the Gamelist. Score Graph now highlights the current move. New annotation feature: Show missed/shorter mates. A little new Gamelist button to reveal hidden/squeezed buttons (finally!). The GameInfo Window has a right-click menu, and other minor menu changes. Basic support for horizontal scrolling (in gamelist, crosstable and bestgames) for mousewheel buttons with horizontal capability. Finnish translation, from Mika Kaakinen. Engines: if an engine shows a Mating line, show the whole line in analysis window, disregarding Max-Ply variable. Don't show an error message when importing null PGN tags... too verbose. Fics: try to handle case when move is made after run out of time. (We don't want to mark the game as out of sync). Minor Translation, Mask and Fics tweaks. Hide Board resize buttons in docked mode if auto-resize is enabled. Revert Control-b binding to Book window. Focus the text box of Comment Editor when raised. Show a busy cursor when backing-up databases in the finder. Game Save: also use previous Round with the 'Use Previous' button/feature. Running Engine 1 in the statusbar needs special handling if using docking, as it cannot be withdrawn properly and was confusing before. Show correct position in the pgn window after adding a new var/move. Show PGN scrollbar by default. Redock Windows after they have been undocked then destroyed. Before, such windows were remade undocked, and *without menus. Keep comments when truncating game from start. broken 'Copy' button in Engine's config window. Promoting variations didn't handle precomments. Analysis/Engine window. Show checkmate/stalemate messages instead of sending 'no-move positions' to engine. In engine configuration window the 'Date' field of an engine is now its exe modification time (mtime). Previously - only the *first 50 tournaments were used (eg) when looking for the 50 tournaments with most players. Custom player photos (Place correctly named gifs in HOME/.scidvspc/
4.1724 Oct 2016 03:45
Analysis/Engine window. Show checkmate/stalemate messages instead of sending 'no-move positions' to engine. In engine configuration window the 'Date' field of an engine is now its exe modification time (mtime). Previously - only the *first 50 tournaments were used (eg) when looking for the 50 tournaments with most players. Custom player photos (Place correctly named gifs in HOME/.scidvspc/photos or bin/photos). Resign button for playing UCI engines and Phalanx, analog clocks can now be hidden ('x' button in the white clock), and add the 'Skill Level' to the pgn header (eg - as used by Stockfish). A patch to include Gregor's tk::text improvements. New Chess 960 patch! Thanks to Britton Farrar, who now has a project at https://github.com/brittonf/scid-vs-variants. New 'Under Promotion' search item in General Search. Computer Tournament: when 'First engine plays others', flip board to show games from first engine's view. Flip game browser if matches myPlayerNames. Clipbase game limit is now 5,000,000, and game undo buffer is 20. Chess Pieces: remove 12 piece-set limit, and adventurer and kingdom pieces. Reinstate old Merida1 as Merida3. Offers graph is updated in a better manner. Save game and add message disconnected while playing. Top three buttons are now configurable. Add a 'follow+' command, which automatically saves followed games..., Tweak Find Best Move feature, which now also recognizes non-standard starts. Game Save dialog: extend use of 'Use prev tags' to 'Use previous' (for Names, Site, Event, Elo, dates). Switcher - replace readonly foreground color with a '(readonly)' message, and add a 'Confirm Copy' option menu. Disable tree updates while annotating games and computer tournament. Tree: Instead of having a 'stop' button, grey the tree text when updating (if progressBar is hidden). Change a few shortcuts. control-b board colours. control-B setup board. control-G general search. Control-TrialMode button, automatically adds a null move, and tweak th
4.1623 Jan 2016 03:16
New Checkmate/Stalemate general search option. Make fics premove work properly, and with promotion. New Switcher menus to Open Tree/Best Games/Change Icon, and negate any open base filter. The Best Games window can now be unsorted (on ELO). Tree window has a short-display option (default is on). New Merida1 piece set with large sizes. Change the colours of switcher current-base and book/book-tuning/tree next-moves. Update all latex export features from Chess12 to the modern Skak (author Richard Ashwell) and add Latex previews for game exports (linux only). Some Opening-Report and Player-Report, and the Opening-Table options window. Show the custom flag names in the statusbar. Player Info: Add an extra 'Filter Games' hyperlink. Tournament finder: Change behaviour re showing tournament crosstable. Portugese update from G. Silva. Spanish update from Benigno. Add 50 move draw detection to Phalanx and UCI computer games. Export PGN introduced in 4.15. Properly handle OpenRecentAsTree, if base is already opened. 'Round' wasn't getting shown in the gameinfo if Date was unset. Annotation: try to handle zero move games. Work aroud for occasional Tcl which affects piece dragging. Game Save dialog didn't have translations. Remove a heap of compiler warnings. Tournament finder was showing incorrect number of games. Limit engine ply option. Bind Control+Enter to add whole line. Tweak variation creation to avoid occasional var staggering. Show 'Ponder' as a UCI configuration option (now that engines may play with Ponder on). Options for the score format (which allows them to be hidden in the PGN window). When finished annotating game, move to last move (instead of sometime staying at second last move). Dont show out-of-book messages for non-standard starts. Columns can now be reordered, hidden, or right/left alligned (right-click column titles). Replace the Flag button with context menus. Left/right keys scroll the gamelist view. When deselecting 'Adjust Filter', make the current
4.1521 Nov 2015 11:45
Limit engine ply option. Bind Control+Enter to add whole line. Tweak variation creation to avoid occasional var staggering. Show 'Ponder' as a UCI configuration option (now that engines may play with Ponder on). Options for the score format (which allows them to be hidden in the PGN window). When finished annotating game, move to last move (instead of sometime staying at second last move). Dont show out-of-book messages for non-standard starts. Columns can now be reordered, hidden, or right/left alligned (right-click column titles). Replace the Flag button with context menus. Left/right keys scroll the gamelist view. When deselecting 'Adjust Filter', make the current adjusted filter remain. up a few tree translations/text formatting. Option to show/hide the progress bar. (On OS X, the progressbar makes searches much slower). Make Spellcheck interuptible, and remove limit of 2000. Update spelling file against Franz' June 2015 release. Skip spelling date check if game has no date. Tweak AddEloRatings feature to work properly with FIDE rating data newer than 2012. Databases can now be exported to PGN using either UTF-8 or Latin-1 character sets. Detect correct charset of imported pgn and convert all to utf 'Avoiding a mix of character sets inside a database.'. Add flip-board buttons to the mini observed games. Add a 10 minute line to offers graph. Hack to destroy the results messageBox if we are being 'rematched' or challenged. Unhide fics boards when a new observed game is announced. New takeback code (better, but needs more work). Remember selected engines when changing number of engines. Use new is-check routine for stalemate detection (sc_pos analyze could cause core dumps). Change the tournament per-game time controls from min/secs to secs/secs (base/incr). Update for French from Dale Cannon. Player Info history feature (right click window). Add 'Total' separators to the playerinfo stats. MS Windows - preempt/possible db compaction failure due to inherited engine
4.1407 Apr 2015 06:45
4.1327 Oct 2014 03:45
Analysis Engine: exclude move(s) feature. Mouse-hover shows excluded moves
Analysis Engine: button to pop-up unrevealed buttons, and redo a few icons.
Maintenance: Bulk strip Comments/Variations.
Depth-based Engine Annotation improvements.
Tweaked key bindings (including FilterReset Control-r and GameSave
Improved Background Colour feature.
Add 'Find' entry boxes to more windows (including spelling corrections) ,
and widget can now use regular expressions.
Splash widget console now has a simple command history (up-arrow).
Better Repair Base feature (from Gregor).
Include Gregors fast file opening with the windows 32-bit binary.
Bind Control-Wheel to alter fixed font size (in some windows).
New Russian translation (from Sergey Nikolaevich Koyankin) and updated
German one (from surrim).
Enforce all tags (eg Event names, etc) to be less than 256 chars.
Tweak Scid's Linux installer is to properly allow custom SHAREDIR.
Windows drag and drop file open wasn't being init properly.
Better handle language translations/encoding.
Crosstable: bump max-player limit, tweak menus and bind right-click to
menu, fix occasional allignment bug, and dont' automatically update (fixing
busy cursor bug).
Bump Opening Table limits, and minor bug-fixes.
New (Skak) Latex export-games feature (author Mark Dennehy).
Update Xfcc to handle secure connections (thanks to Andrew Hunt).
Fix minor memory leaks, and dont slow game file compaction (we now reset
Bestgames has a game load menu instead of 3 buttons.
Refine docked window drag and drop.
Many minor OS X tweaks.
Trim whitespace from name fields in game save dialog.
Add whitespace corrections to spelling.ssp, and also tweak Event spelling
Tooltips for the obscure buttons in main buttonbar.
Analysis add move as 'New Mainline' was broke.
Always get confirmation for sorting via gamelist.
Enforce illegalilty of saving Event Date without Game Date.
Phalanx updates and minor tacgame, sergame fixes.