330.5 (means: xboard-3.3.pl0, Amiga revision 5)
Chris and Dan Sears (Original xboard)
Tim Mann, mannpa.dec.com (xboard since version 2.0)
Amiga port: Jochen Wiedmann
Am Eisteich 9
Phone: (0049) +7123 / 14881
AmyBoard is a graphical chessboard, that can serve as a user
interface for GNU Chess, for the ICS (Internet Chess Server) and
for itself as a PGN (Portable Game Notation) file editor. The
original xboard can also be used for electronic mail
correspondence chess, but this possibility is not yet integrated
into AmyBoard, as this requires cmail, which is a Perl script.
As an interface to GNU Chess, AmyBoard lets you play a game
against the machine, set up arbitrary positions, force variations,
or watch a game between two machines.
As an interface to the Internet Chess Server (ICS), AmyBoard
lets you play against other ICS users, observe games they are
playing, or review games that have recently finished.
You can also use AmyBoard as a chessboard to play through games.
It will read and write game files and allow you to play through
variations manually. You can use it to browse games off the net
or review GNU Chess, ICS, and correspondence games you have saved.
These features are available at all times; even if you do not have
access to GNU Chess or the ICS.
322.5: Minor bug fixes
330.5: Incorporated changes from xboard 3.2.pl2 to xboard 3.3.pl0,
most of them minor bug fixes
AmigaOS version 2.0 or later
MUI version 2.0 or later (available on Aminet, dev/gui)
Installer (available on Aminet, util/misc)
To play against GNU Chess you need the gnuchess package
(available on Aminet, game/board)
To connect to the ICS, you need Internet access, either by
- a standard telnet program using stdin/stdout, for example
AmiTCP/IP's telnet or
- a terminal program using stdin/stdout, for example IPDial
(available on Aminet, comm/tcp)
Aminet, for example
Internet chess servers, for example
Distribution consists of three archives:
AmyBoard-330.5bin.lha Binary distribution
AmyBoard-330.5src.lha Original xboard-3.3.pl0 sources
AmyBoard-330.5diffs.lha Amiga sources and a pathfile
Freely distributable, most parts under GNU General Public License
(except for DEC's interest)
Copyright 1991 Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard,
Massachusetts (Original xboard)
Copyright 1992-1995 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
(Enhancements since version 2.0)
Copyright 1995 Jochen Wiedmann
Please read the files COPYRIGHT and COPYING for details.