Friday, June 21, 2013

Version 8 step 5: kibitzers

This new step has some improves:

  • New kibitzers.
  • More precision when selecting and dragging pieces ( Heikki Junes ).
  • "Determine your calculating power" option shows now real game(Toan Luong).
  • Started the Completed translation into vietnamese (Toan Luong)
  • New set of pieces, Abxtadt by Geronimo.
  • Fixed bugs and some other changes, thanks to Dariusz Popadowski, Uli R&U, Heikki Junes, Dieter Heinrich,...

 Kibitzers in 8 dev version now are :
  1. Candidates <new>: shows highest ranked candidate moves of current position. (Proposed long time ago by istolacio)
  2. Indexes <new>: shows abstract and concrete position indexes. Michele Tumbarello has made a great work improving/extending previous indexes, new guide can be downloaded from
  3. Best move: only best move considered by engine is showed.
  4. Best move in one line <new>: to reduce space used by the kibitzer, is showed in one line without head title. There is a button to show title and allow to change its position/lenght.
  5. Select move: allow to choose the next move, and then begin the analysis.
  6. Threats: answers the question: which would make the opponent if he could move again ?.


  1. I'm using Lucas Chess 7.07. You've got a solid program here. Thanks for it.

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  3. I removed my comment because I didn't realize I could access 8.0! Can't believe you implemented "best move in one line"!! You solved the problem of kibitzer = separate window in a very unique way.

    1 problem is that when you lock the kibitzer window, only a very small portion of the moves are visible. Even resizing the window and then locking it again does not fix this. weird, maybe only a x64 bug?

  4. ok... can u tell i'm so excited I am posting without fully trying the software. Well, the bug doesn't exist lol. Exiting Lucaschess and then restarting the kibitzer; full line is visible and AWESOME! Thank you.

    1. Thanks thetasquered, I understand your initial problem, as there is a bug, first time don´t change size, it is necessary to close once (I have to fix it).

      In relation to design, to reduce size used by icons, I have possibility to change the four minicons to one that shows a menu with the four options, or two icons, one for menu, other to close, what do you think about ?

      Also I'm thinking darken the background.