Web site: www.bergo.eng.br/eboard/
Category: Games
Sub-Category: Board
Platform: Linux, Unix-like, BSD, Solaris
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
First release: 2000

Eboard – a chess interface for Unix-like systems (GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, etc.) based on the GTK+ GUI toolkit. It provides a chess board interface to ICS (Internet Chess Servers) like FICS and to chess engines like GNU Chess, Sjeng and Crafty.

The primary purpose of eboard is serving as interface to FICS, but also allows you to play against a chess program, analyze saved games, and play with other eboard user on the Internet.

eboard is developed by Felipe Bergo (fbergo at gmail dot com , and my handle at FICS is Pulga). eboard is Free Software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

eboard provides many features other interfaces lack, like a good looking, configurable interface, multiple board views, resizeable board (without restarting), seek table, text input separated from the output, input history (bash-like), scripting, scroll lock, and many others. See the features section for a walk-through of eboard’s features.

– Scroll locking on text pane: if you scroll up in the text pane, it won’t auto-scroll to the bottom when new output comes from the server.
– Input history. The Up and Down arrow keys work like the bash history in the text entry box.
– The board can be resized on the fly.
– The piece set can be changed on the fly.
– Scripting
– PGN reading/writing
– Seek Graph (FICS)
– Multiple text panes (Windows|Detached Console)
– National Language Support (portuguese, german, spanish, czech and italian so far)

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