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Description

Cute Chess is a graphical user interface, command-line interface and a library for playing chess.

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Cute Chess is a graphical user interface, command-line interface and a library for playing chess. Cute Chess is written in C++ using the Qt framework.

Installation

Binaries

See the Releases page.

Building from source

Cute Chess requires Qt 5.11 or greater, a compiler with C++11 support and

qmake
. Cute Chess depends on the following Qt 5 modules:
  • qt5-widgets
  • qt5-svg
  • qt5-concurrent
  • qt5-printsupport
  • qt5-testlib (optional: unit tests)

Run these commands:

$ qmake
$ make

If you are using the Visual C++ compiler replace

make
with
nmake
.

Documentation is available as Unix manual pages in the

docs/
directory.

For detailed build instruction for various operating systems, see the Building from source wiki page.

Running

The

cutechess
program is the graphical user interface of Cute Chess. It can be run either from command-line or from your desktop environment's application launcher.

The

cutechess-cli
program is the command-line interface for playing games between chess engines. For example, to play ten games between two Sloppy engines (assuming
sloppy
is in PATH) with a time control of 40 moves in 60 seconds:
$ cutechess-cli -engine cmd=sloppy -engine cmd=sloppy -each proto=xboard tc=40/60 -rounds 10

See

cutechess-cli -help
for descriptions of the supported options or manuals for full documentation.

License

Cute Chess is released under the GPLv3+ license except for the components in the

projects/lib/components
and
projects/gui/components
directories which are released under the MIT License.

Credits

Cute Chess was written by Ilari Pihlajisto, Arto Jonsson and contributors

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