Nocheto News

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2021.05.25 Nochetopgn was moved to separate package

nochetopgn was moved to separate package, as it is usually not required for studying or playing chess. And you can get it for free now!

Fixed loading games from database (set limit to 1000).

Version of all packages was increased to 1.1.1.

2021.05.01 New version available: 1.1.0!

New version of nocheto and nochetoengi 1.1.0 (FISHER edition) are released.
This release brings following new features:

Support for Chess 960

You can play, study and analyze Chess 960 games (also known as fisher chess) now.
The following commands were added or modified to support Chess 960:

  • fen960 Create Chess 960 game from FEN notation.
  • new960 Start new Chess 960 game.
  • variant Setup command for changing game type to standard chess or 960 chess.
  • reset Setup command now accept chess960 game id (number between 0 and 959) to set selected chess 960 start position

Board now shows fen with "Fen960:" for Chess 960 chess variant (if viewfen is enabled).

nochetodbeval has --chess960 option to evaluate chess960 games (otherwise they are skipped).

Namespaces in database

Namespaces were added for games stored in database. It diminishes need for using more than one database (which is still possible).
The following commands were addeded:

The games explorer can now show games from selected namespace(s).

nochetodbload has a new option --namespace which tells under which namespace games will be stored. (Default namespace is called primary).

Compressed utf8 board type

Compressed utf8 board was added.

Other changes

  • Added support for multipv. You can see now more lines in a clients analyze mode.
  • Improved support for various UCI engines.
  • hint command shows move evaluation now (in centipawns)
  • nochetodbload
    • removed --fens-only option, instead --games option was added.
    • added --dangerous-speed option
  • New configuration variable in [console] section playsounds.
  • Compressed board now can play sounds and show opening name.
  • error.wav sound is played on error.
  • added --conuter option for nochetopgn
  • Small speed up in reading big PGN files.
  • SOCI database layer is now compiled into executables, which improves portability.

Buf fixes

  • fixed fruit engine was running instead of komodo
  • fixed parsing of some malformed PGNs
  • fxied troublesome condition finding running engine process
  • fixed memory leaks

If you bought previous version 1.00, you can download this version for free. Just sign in and ask for linux package(s) you want.

2021.02.12 Release!

We are proud to announce that nocheto 1.00 is on sale!

This is the first release I was working last 2 years.
And I hope you will have the same fun with it as I have!

2021.01.01 Roadmap

These are the steps which must be done before Nocheto will be possible to purchase.

  1. Testing
  2. Create e-shop.
  3. Legal stuff.
  4. Release!

Expected release: soon!

2020.11.01 Roadmap

These are the steps which must be done before Nocheto will be possible to purchase.

  1. Create packages for Linux distributions.
  2. Testing
  3. Create e-shop.
  4. Legal stuff.
  5. Release!

Expected release: 3 months or so.

2020.10.06 Roadmap

These are the steps which must be done before Nocheto will be possible to purchase.

  1. Rewrite prototype to C++.
    • Rewrite console UI.
  2. Create packages for Linux distributions.
  3. Testing
  4. Create e-shop.
  5. Legal stuff.
  6. Release!

Packages for Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSuSE are going to be created first.

Expected release: 4 months or so.

2020.08.23 Roadmap

These are the steps which must be done before Nocheto will be possible to purchase.

  1. Develop first prototype as a proof of concept.
  2. Rewrite prototype to C++.
    1. Rewrite console UI.
  3. Create packages for Linux distributions.
  4. Testing
  5. Create e-shop.
  6. Legal stuff.
  7. Release!

Expected release: 5 months or so. But the more people preorder it, the sooner it is done :-)

2020.07.15 Roadmap

These are the steps which must be done before Nocheto will be possible to purchase.

  1. Develop first prototype as a proof of concept.
    1. Refactor UI.
  2. Rewrite prototype to C++.
    1. Rewrite internet communication.
    2. Rewrite console UI.
  3. Create packages for Linux distributions.
  4. Testing
  5. Create e-shop.
  6. Legal stuff.
  7. Release!

Expected release: A half year or so.

2020.06.07 Roadmap

These are the steps which must be done before Nocheto will be possible to purchase.

  1. Develop first prototype as a proof of concept.
    1. Refactor UI.
    2. Others …
  2. Rewrite prototype to C++.
    1. Rewrite internet communication.
    2. Rewrite console UI.
    3. Others …
  3. Create packages for Linux distributions.
  4. Testing
  5. Create e-shop.
  6. Legal stuff.
  7. Release!

Expected release: A few months.

2020.04.25 Roadmap

These are the steps which must be done before Nocheto will be possible to purchase.

  1. Develop first prototype as a proof of concept.
    1. Refactor UI.
    2. Others …
  2. Rewrite prototype to C++.
    1. Rewrite database connection.
    2. Rewrite internet communication.
    3. Rewrite console UI.
    4. Others …
  3. Create packages for Linux distributions.
  4. Testing
  5. Create e-shop.
  6. Legal stuff.
  7. Release!

Expected release: months.