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CBoard is an NCurses PGN browser, editor, and front end to chess engines that use the XBoard protocol. It supports human/human (local), human/engine, and engine/engine play, the FEN tag, annotations with RAV (limited), NAG, and comments, and more.

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Recent releases

  •  21 Sep 2013 14:22

    Release Notes: This release adds the configuration parameter "color_board_prev_move", lets message boxes scroll when needed, and adds bugfixes.

    •  06 Jul 2013 22:51

      Release Notes: This release adds UTF-8 chess pieces, a Spanish translation, big and mega board sizes, highlighting of opponent pieces which can attack the piece under the cursor, the ability to rotate the board, and bugfixes.

      •  01 Jul 2012 14:57

        Release Notes: When copying a game, the FEN tag wasn't getting updated for the copied game; this has been fixed.

        •  01 Oct 2011 21:56

          Release Notes: This release no longer sends SIGINT to the chess engine, fixes the engine IO, and adds miscellaneous fixes and updates.

          •  20 May 2007 00:41

            Release Notes: Better color handling is used when drawing the board. The configuration parameters color_board_castling and color_board_enpassant were added. Appending to compressed files is now supported. CPU time is nearly zero. Form input history was added.


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