Tonic Chess project is an online chess software.
Version: bridge4Tonic Chess project is an online chess software.
Operating System: Linux
Tonic is a graphical interface for playing online chess. It is based on Jin.
From now on Tonic is really open source software (and free as in libre as well) - I managed (I had some problems last time I tried) to import source to cvs sourceforge repository. It is a bridge2 release source with few little modifications. You can read how to get it from cvs here. If you are impatient paste'n'enter in console:
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/tonic-chess login
When prompted for password just hit enter. And then:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/tonic-chess co -P tonic
You should see a list of files downloaded from cvs repository. If you are a non-console user (i.e. Windows or Mac user) I recommend visiting this site. I myself use Linux for development. And Netbeans sometimes as you could figure out from examining the contents of tonic directory. So, enjoy the opensourceness of Tonic!
I uploaded new screenshot to Tonic project site. It is Tonic in Aero GTK engine tuxedo. Quite a peculiar engine imo, but you can use other GTK engines if you run Tonic in Java 6 aka Mustang (you know you can get it from here, don't you?) I test Tonic with Mustang and I've problems with tray icon. After some searching I've realized why Tonic crashed under Java 6 - the problem was tray.jar plugin and its dependencies - tray.so or tray.dll, so if you want to run Tonic on Java 6 move them away from theirs directory. I've written a class for tray icon using new desktop API from Mustang, but it doesn't work as expected in KDE (tray icon is invisible) ; GNOME is better, but I have to work on the popup menu. Well, what could I say? Mustang is in beta stage, but it has some goodies to wait for (early splashscreen, access to tab component, ...).
What's New in This Release:
· Ability to observe, examine and, almost, play :) Bughouse/Crazyhouse games. Jin just couldn't even start a B or zh game. Moves are displayed in moves' table. If you need you can drop piece on the board using Main Console. Just Q@a5.
· Dropped pieces are highlighted on the board.
· You don't have to worry about special signs in you language. You can type them - you won't get disconnected because Tonic will convert them to normal signs.
· Plain tab is present in Channels Tab.