Saturday, February 25, 2006


As seen on Planet Gnome - Gnome could really get stylish if this becomes mainstream.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Launchpad integration

Hmm... I want to put the 'Translate This Application...' button onto glChess as seen in Ubuntu applications. After digging around in the source code of a bunch of applications (there seems to be an excessive amount of layers in a lot of applications...) I found that there is a library for launchpad (the Ubuntu bug/translation etc webtool) support.

So the question is does anyone know an easy way of integrating this into a PyGTK+ application like glChess? It seems most of the Gnome apps don't use glade for their main window so I'm not sure if I can do this easily (I want all the UI in glade files).

Thursday, February 16, 2006

It's a glChess New Years?

I was looking through the SourceForge statistics for glChess and noticed something odd... Aparently a lot of people were out browsing for chess software at new years!?! I've always been fairly skeptical about the SourceForge stats...

Remove link (not a permalink) and image added (you can just see the peak on the left). Thanks Joel!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Oh Nine Oh

Finally got glChess 0.9.0 out the door! So it's up there on the website as a source and .deb package.

I had to end up making a .deb package for PyGtkGLExt. Hopefully Debian/Ubuntu will take the work off my plate in the future!

So one big new features is good AI support - I have it working with four AIs and you can load and save games without the AIs getting confused. It turned out most AIs don't seem to have a save function so I just inform them on load what the previous moves were.

But there's no network support now. I plan to get it back in later.