eboard: chess board interface

FICS: Free Internet Chess Server
CentOS

Chess Board Text Console Seek Graph Game Library Position Editor Bughouse Talk

The latest version is: 1.1.1 (Feb 22nd, 2008)

December 2012 note: (Recently, in 2012, someone else is attempting to restart the development of eboard. However, this person is more concerned in adding annoying features (i.e., Babaschess-like) than fixing the few existing bugs. Such versions beyond 1.1.1 (with 4 version numbers such as 1.1.1.0004) are not official, and I would be glad if they were not called eboard at all. If I ever restart developing eboard again, any new versions will be posted here, and will completely ignore that parallel line of work). -- F.Bergo, Dec 2012

eboard is a chess interface for Unix-like systems (GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, etc.) based on the GTK+ GUI toolkit. It provides a chess board interface to ICS (Internet Chess Servers) like FICS and to chess engines like GNU Chess, Sjeng and Crafty.

The primary purpose of eboard is serving as interface to FICS, but also allows you to play against a chess program, analyze saved games, and play with other eboard user on the Internet.

eboard is developed by Felipe Bergo (fbergo at gmail dot com , and my handle at FICS is Pulga). eboard is Free Software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

eboard provides many features other interfaces lack, like a good looking, configurable interface, multiple board views, resizeable board (without restarting), seek table, text input separated from the output, input history (bash-like), scripting, scroll lock, and many others. See the features section for a walk-through of eboard's features.

eboard development services are hosted by SourceForge. An FTP mirror of eboard and related files is kindly hosted by the SEUL project.

eboard is developed by volunteers, and donations from satisfied users are welcome.


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