[IAEP] [OLPC-AU] Chess activities

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Apr 28 09:19:47 EDT 2011

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 07:40:41PM +1000, Kevin Kirton wrote:
> Would you need a chess engine though? Obviously you would if you
> wanted an activity where a player could play against the XO. But a
> chess engine would be heavy work for the XO wouldn't it?

No, a chess AI would easily fit in the CPU budget.

(... especially if one avoided Python for the AI and stuck to the usual
implementation languages for such things.  There are several in the
Debian software collection which might be repurposed.  A Sugar wrapper
for xboard doesn't feel like it would be too silly.)

James Cameron

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