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Bugfix release 1.3.2

I have updated the binaries as the large file support was broken in 1.3.0. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Sneak preview to FICS

I would like to present a sneak preview to FICS: ChessX 1.3.0 contains my approach to observing and playing games on FICS.
Mac OS and Windows users will have timeseal automatically installed. My recommendation: Login as guest before ruining your rating until you feel comfortable with the ChessX GUI.
Have fun!

Bugfix Release 1.2.2

There is an update 1.2.2 available, which fixes two nasty bugs. A few new features (mostly user requests) have been added, too.

ChessxX 1.2.0 "Typewriter"

A new installation 1.2.0 is available. The new version has been polished at several places: Undo/Redo, Polyglot book handling, danish and italian translation, asynchronous searching, entering moves via keyboard (thus the name).
I hope, you enjoy our latest achievements.
Note:Mac Installation is updated.

ChessX 1.1.0 "Bookmaster" released

ChessX 1.1.0 has been released. As engines now can display book information and the opening tree can use any open database as reference, the name "Bookmaster" was chosen. But there are a lot of changes and bugfixes, so please enjoy our latest release.

ChessX 1.0.0 "Beetle" released

With a lot of new features (toolbars, symbolic notation, ECO and tournament view, merging of games,...) we proudly present ChessX 1.0.0
There are optimized Windows 7 builds (64 and 32 bit) as well as version for Windows XP and (of course) Mac OS X including Mavericks.

Sourceforge reforged

Sourceforge has updated their web infrastructure, thus subversion repositories and web links need to be updated.
SVN users will get an informational notice when updating.

Updated Installers

The Windows Installer has been updated due to a missing DLL.
Also published: a tarball for Unix Users!

New Version 0.9.6 "Instructor"

Our latest release features quite a few new features like the training mode, where moves are hidden and its up to you to find the correct continuation. Ideal for tactics training. Have fun!

Why Rudolph?

Well, to honor Michal of course?! Or could there be something else? Take a quick look into version 0.9.4, the next release will not present Rudolph anymore...