Wednesday, August 30, 2006

glChess in the news

Gnome games is looking to drop one game and add another for the Gnome 2.18 release. An obvious inclusion is a chess game and someone has suggested adding glChess!

I like this because:

  • glChess is simple - I'm trying to keep clutter to a minimum (many existing programs have a lot of internal AI information / options). glChess would(/should) be good for people who just want to play chess. The networking (when I finish it) should be simple too

  • I like Gnome!

I am a little worried about:

  • performance - The use of 3D means many Gnome users would have rubbish performance. This could be solved by making glChess support both 3D and 2D (the internal design is keeping the scene rendering seperate from the rest of the code, it shouldn't be too hard to make a cairo interface).


Anonymous said...

Gnu robots had a clever implementation of this (used a scheme or guile engine too), where it could render text, xwindows, or other.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bob,

Yes, we would really like glChess to possibly be included in gnome-games. Please send me a confirmation to, and glChess will be included in the survey to select the new game.

- Andreas