Open source draughts engines

Discussion about development of draughts in the time of computer and Internet.
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Madeleine Birchfield
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Open source draughts engines

Post by Madeleine Birchfield » Thu Aug 27, 2020 19:04

The major draughts engines, such as Scan, Kingsrow, Damage, Dragon, et cetera, all seem to be closed source. Are there any open source draughts engines out there?

Fabien Letouzey
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Re: Open source draughts engines

Post by Fabien Letouzey » Fri Aug 28, 2020 07:21

Madeleine Birchfield wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 19:04
The major draughts engines, such as Scan, Kingsrow, Damage, Dragon, et cetera, all seem to be closed source. Are there any open source draughts engines out there?
Scan and Moby Dam are open source:
https://hjetten.home.xs4all.nl/

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Re: Open source draughts engines

Post by Madeleine Birchfield » Tue Sep 01, 2020 16:50

Fabien Letouzey wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 07:21
Madeleine Birchfield wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 19:04
The major draughts engines, such as Scan, Kingsrow, Damage, Dragon, et cetera, all seem to be closed source. Are there any open source draughts engines out there?
Scan and Moby Dam are open source:
https://hjetten.home.xs4all.nl/
Thanks, I found the source code for the engines in Rein Halbersma's github page: https://github.com/rhalbersma?tab=repositories

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Re: Open source draughts engines

Post by Rein Halbersma » Wed Sep 02, 2020 08:57

Madeleine Birchfield wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 16:50
Fabien Letouzey wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 07:21
Madeleine Birchfield wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 19:04
The major draughts engines, such as Scan, Kingsrow, Damage, Dragon, et cetera, all seem to be closed source. Are there any open source draughts engines out there?
Scan and Moby Dam are open source:
https://hjetten.home.xs4all.nl/
Thanks, I found the source code for the engines in Rein Halbersma's github page: https://github.com/rhalbersma?tab=repositories
I have mirrored several other open source engines on GitHub. Mainly because I find it convenient to be able to browse the source code on almost any device, instead of having to download and open .zip files. I would like to encourage the authors to start their own GitHub repositories. E.g. in one instance I got a pull request for Scan which I am not in a position to accept really (I have no intention of forking).

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