|XBoard / WinBoard
Chess front end
(July 30, 2016)
|operating system||X11 ( Unix derivatives ), Windows|
|category||Chess front end|
|License||GPL ( Free Software )|
XBoard is a chess front end for the X Window System that runs on Unix / Linux systems. For Windows there is a corresponding port called WinBoard . The program was originally developed by Tim Mann , but newer versions have also emerged through modifications by HG Muller and others. With XBoard two people can play against each other, but only via a chess server .
The protocol with which the frontends communicate with the chess programs has become particularly famous . This, called Chess Engine Communication Protocol (CECP) , is still one of the most important standards in this area today , alongside the newer Universal Chess Interface (UCI).
- Tim's Chess Page (English)
- Download from XBoard and WinBoard
- Specification of the Chess Engine Communication Protocol
- XBoard. GNU Project - Free Software Foundation
- The xboard Open Source Project on Open Hub: Languages Page . In: Open Hub . (accessed on July 18, 2018).