Re: Bug#324677: ITP: fruit -- Fruit is an UCI-only chess engine.
Steinar H. Gunderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What does UCI-only mean?
UCI is a protocol for communication between the engine and a user
interface. The other popular protocol is WinBoard.
> What sets it apart from other chess engines in Debian, such as gnuchess or
> phalanx? (Or crafty, for that matter, but crafty is in non-free.)
It's significantly stronger (it seems to be as strong as the top
commercial engines). See http://www.utzingerk.com/fruit21_test.htm
for some test results. Fruit would be a good addition to Debian.
Here's my try at a description:
Description: a strong UCI-only chess engine
Fruit is a program that plays chess (commonly known as a chess
engine). It does not include a friendly user interface but
instead communicates using a protocol known as UCI. You probably
want to also install a friendly UCI-compatible interface like
"knights". Alternatively, you can use an interface that speaks
the WinBoard protocol if you also install the "polyglot" package
(a UCI to WinBoard adaptor). This package includes an opening
book of moves that the engine can use for the first few moves of