WinChloe 3.20 & latest update of the WinChloe Echecs database!
- New version of WinChloe program – WinChloe 3.20 is available starting the middle of September. The changes are:
A bug in Anti Take & Make with castles is fixed.
New conditions programmed:
Circé couscous diagramme
I’d like to specially mention the Superguards condition. The inventor of this condition is Seetharaman Kalyan, whom I consider more like a support of the site, than a visitor. I’d like to ask Mr.Seetharaman to tell us something more about this condition! Please!
- The latest update (as of 12-Sep-2012) of WinChloe Echecs database is available for those, who uses it. The number of problems has increased till 441047!
- 65 of original problems published at juliasfairies.com are added to WinChloe Echecs database as of 12-Sep-2012.
- I’d like to tell a few words about how the updates of Echecs database are made. This is a very impressive work of the whole command of people! I was interested about how it all works, so asked Christian Poisson and share here what I’ve found out! 🙂
Laurent Riguet records problems since the first version of WinChloe in 1995 (this first version was written in Visual Basic).
Also, Harry Fougiaxis, Vaclav Kotesovec, Imanol Zurutuza, Henk Le Grand, Michel Caillaud, Pierre Tritten, José Coello Alonso, Abdelaziz Onkoud etc… send each month tables with new and/or updated problems. (Ch.P.)
So, Mr.Poisson gets tables with a new problems or updates to the existing problems from the “support-command” (thanks a lot to all of you!!) and makes a copy from all these tables into Echecs table (the main database) – one by one, using “Copy in another table” option from File menu, adding a “Treatment of the duplicates” – ‘Verify each duplicate‘.
So, during the copy, if a duplicate is found (same position, same stipulation, same fairy conditions), and if there are differences between some fields, a new window appears indicating these differences. I make the necessary modifications and when I close the window, the new informations are added in the record of the table Echecs (but note that this works with all tables, not only the table Echecs). (Ch.P.)
Users always criticize programmers – this is something what always existed and will exist I think! 🙂 I’m sorry about it.. I do the same thing from time to time, but the same time I’m impressed about such a big permanent work and I’m saying “Thank you!” to Christian Poisson and to those who help him in this huge project!