GnuChess Has Been Ported To Jolla’s Sailfish OS + Installation Instructions

Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. Xerxes2, a third party developer has ported GnuChess to Sailfish OS. As you may know, GNU Chess is a chess program that enables the users to play chess against the computer, while it can also be used as a chess game engince only, used with frontends like XBoard.

GnuChess Has Been Ported To Jolla's Sailfish OS + Installation Instructions

In this article I will show you how to install GnuChess 6.1.1 on the first Jolla smartphone, running Sailfish OS. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

1. Download the GnuChess app from OpenRepos

2. Enable the Jolla Developer Mode and allow SSH-connection

3. Connect your Jolla device to your computer, via USB

4. Copy the GnuChess rpm package to the Jolla device

5. Install the package via the command line interface:

$ pkcon install-local gnuchess-6.1.1-1.armv7hl.rpm

For those who don’t know yet, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications. Apps can be installed via the Jolla Store, which will provide both Jolla and Android apps, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.

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8 comments on “GnuChess Has Been Ported To Jolla’s Sailfish OS + Installation Instructions
  1. bysmyyr says:

    not need dev mode. just download and install with file manager.

  2. bysmyyr says:

    And good to know that there is no working Gui… That picture misleads…

  3. targon says:

    Hmmm. No use for me without GUI, but how to remove?
    [nemo@localhost ~]$ pkcon search name gnuchess

    Installed gnuchess-6.1.1-1.armv7hl Gnuchess – free chess engine

    [nemo@localhost ~]$ pkcon remove gnuchess-6.1.1-1.armv7hl
    Command failed: This tool could not find the installed package: could not find gnuchess-6.1.1-1.armv7hl
    [nemo@localhost ~]$

  4. targon says:

    Thanks Geekster, zypper did the job.

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