Friday, January 16, 2015

Chess for Android v5.0.2

A quick update right after the previous one to fix some issues with the new time controls and a few other issues. Improvements include.
  • start clock on first move in tournament mode
  • rigid check prior to sending engine's ponder move back
  • eng-eng tournament corner case bug fixes
  • cleanup logs option
  • network socket engine bug fix (network version only)
  • added more choices in time control

Friday, January 9, 2015

Chess for Android v5.0: Time Control

After some delay, I finally released version 5.0 of Chess for Android, available on Google Play or as direct download. New features include:
  • Time control to define a chess clock for both sides with a choice between the number of moves between time control (possibly the full game), thinking time per time control, and an optional time increment per move.
  • Double engine analysis lines during tournaments, especially useful with pondering on.
  • Re-factored a lot of the engine handling code, with improved cleanup of hanging engines.
This is a relatively major release, so please let me know if you encounter any issues. Also, as usual, suggestions for improvements are welcome.