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Default XBoard/Winboard 4.4.1 released

This release includes several new features and lots of bugfixes.

You can get the source code for XBoard/Winboard at:

Windows binaries will be available at:

Thanks for all the bug-reports we got, if you find some new bugs,
please report them in the bug tracker at or by email to bug-xboard

Here is the relevant section from the NEWS file:
* added chat windows to keep track of multiple conversations
(WinBoard only)
* allow the result comment as a display item in the game list
* added a "Mute All Sounds" item in the WinBoard Options menu
* new -forceIllegalMoves option
* new -keepAlive option (for ICS play)
* ported -autoDisplayComment and -autoDisplayTags to xboard,
controling popups
* replaces analysispopup with engineoutputpopup in xboard
* allow copy/paste position and game to use clipboard (xboard)
* updated several bitmaps (xboard)
* Made the beep sounds for JAWS board navigation configurable
through command-line options
* added the result comment to the game-list tags when the game
list is exported to the clipboard
* updated RTF docs
* fixed premove problem
* fixed engine did not start playing when out of GUI book on second
move with white
* fix bug using opening books (file were not closed)
* fixed crash when opening Engine #1 Settings when there were no
text-edit options in the dialog
* fixed loading of games from command lines, fixes cmail bug
* fix joining lines split by ICS and resizing terminal window when
using ICS
(new option -keepLineBreaksICS, -wrapContinuationSequence, -
* fixed -autoDisplayComment
* fixed wrong default value for engineDebugOutput in xboard
* swapped 'tell' and 'message' parsing order for correct
* fixed parse bug for pgn files
* fix for edit-position "moves" being sent by XBoard to the engine
* bugfix for protocol extensions: egtbpath - egtpath
* fix bug in parser
* further bugfixes: #8847, #10990, #27427, #27642,
#27666, #27667, #27668, #27715, #27751, #27760,
#27772, #27799, #27826 and several small ones
* use "make distcheck" to generate tar-balls
* prepared a system to internationalize winboard menus
* improved mouse handler
* rewrote wevalgraph for better frontend/backend separation
* code cleanup

Arun Persaud
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