Bug Reports


I think it is a tribute to Tim's programming skills that with a program of this size and complexity, that there are so few bugs. I've only come across a few of them.


  • If you have your "save games automatically" option checked, WinBoard will then, without prompting you, automatically save to your hard drive all of the games that you play or observe. If you use the servers examine mode to examine a game, if you wish to save it you must do so yourself with the SAVE GAME option from the FILE menu. So far, so good. However, if you save this examined game to disk as a PGN file, I noticed that it doesn't report the end-of-game result in both the header and at the end of the notation:

[Event "ICS Unrated blitz match"]
[Site "chessclub.com"]
[Date "1998.11.28"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Kasparov,G"]
[Black "Kramnik,V"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteElo "2815"]
[BlackElo "2780"]
[TimeControl "300"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Nc6
7. O-O Be7 8. c4 Nb4 9. Re1 Nxd3 10. Qxd3 Nf6 11. c5 O-O 12. Nc3
c6 13. Bf4 Bg4 14. Rxe7 Qxe7 15. Bd6 Qd8 16. Bxf8 Qxf8 17. Ne5
Re8 18. b4 Bc8 19. b5 Nd7 20. Nf3 f6 21. a4 Qe7 22. a5 a6 23. bxc6
bxc6 24. Na4 Qe4 25. Qxe4 dxe4 26. Nd2 Nf8 27. Nc4 Be6 28. Nd6 Rb8
29. Nb6 f5 30. Re1 g6 31. f3 exf3 32. gxf3 Kg7 33. f4 Rd8 34. Kf2
Kf6 35. h4 h6 36. Re5 g5 37. hxg5+ hxg5 38. fxg5+ Kxg5 39. Rxf5+
Bxf5 40. Nf7+ Kf4 41. Nxd8 Ke4 42. Nxc6 Ne6 43. Nb4 Kxd4 44. c6
Nc7 45. Ke2

If you come across any other bugs or glitches, write to me and I'll post them here.