Gnome Chess 3.8.3 Has Been Released

Hello Linux Geeksters. Gnome Chess 3.8.3 has been released.

The Chess lovers can benefit by default of the chess game installed by default with the Gnome desktop environment. It is called Gnome Chess.

The most important fixes are, from my opinion that the time remaining is saved when saving a game, the users can undo moves, while watching a previous turn and the big CPU usage issue has been fixed.

This is the full list of bugfixes and new features:

  • Time remaining is now saved when saving a timed game
  • The chess clock now starts after White’s first move
  • Fix segfault when using Undo Move while viewing a previous turn (Chris Cummins)
  • Fix segfault after playing a timed game, then starting a new game, when the original game’s timer expired
  • Fix massive CPU usage after playing vs. an engine, then starting a new game
  • Fix the very small save/load dialogs
  • The clock now stops at the end of the game
  • More sensibly set sensitivity of undo, resign, claim draw, and save options
  • Games now save with .pgn extension by default
  • Save now works as expected (instead of functioning the same as Save As)
  • Insufficient material: King and bishop can checkmate king and bishop on opposite color
  • Allow controlling the AI’s pieces if no engines are installed (e.g. after loading a game vs. an engine)

The game can be downloaded from here.

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