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Alpha versions

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We have released Banksia GUI – alpha versions. They are not official releases but for testers and someone is interested. If you are interested and patient (since they are alpha versions, they may have many errors and problems) and willing to help, just drop me a line. Hardware limit: recently there are binaries for macOs […]

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Support new trench: Lc0

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We set an important task for ourselves to support new trenches, techniques… of chess engines. Bellow is the screen when Banksia GUI working with Leela chess zero (Lc0). It shows Lc0’s stats in multi visual ways: tables, strings, bubbles.

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Tournament window

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Banksia GUI is built on top of Banksia – A chess tournament manager. Thus it is good for making and managing tournaments. With graphic abilities, now it can do almost everything visually and much easier. The attached image is the tournament window after a tournament created. With that, users can: View visually all tournament events: […]

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Design freeze

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We have just supported a new function: “UCI_ShowWDL” – it is used for UCI engines to print out win-draw-lose information. Perhaps that is the last new function before the first release (version alpha). We still have a very long list of new functions and/or improvements. Implement them is quite tempting. However, we are focusing on […]

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JSON files – the source of being highly flexible and customizable

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Banksia console uses several JSON files to work. The first one (engine.json) keeps information about engines. The second one (tour.json) keeps information/settings about the tournament such as type of tournament, control time, opening books… The 3rd one (playing.json) is the list of matches in a tournament, including all involving information such as openings, results… BanksiaGUI […]