Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 820796
RFE: stockfish (a stronger GPL chess engine)
Last modified: 2015-02-25 15:17:05 EST
(I apologize if this has been discussed---I did a few Google search and didn't find relevant threads, though.)
stockfish is probably the most powerful open source chess engine and I recommend including it in Fedora. It's easily compiled. With the executable at /usr/bin, PyChess (which is already in Fedora) automatically finds it as an available engine.
Its website: http://www.stockfishchess.com/
An example spec file: http://www.openmamba.org/showfile.html?file=/pub/openmamba/devel-ercolinux/specs/stockfish.spec
Comparison with other engines: http://code.google.com/p/pychess/wiki/ChessEngines
I set the severity to "low" since I guessed that Chess/Games are not that important to Fedora (I could be wrong), but this one is quite simple to package so I hope it will be included.
Review Request: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1006197
Given that this is a separate package not conflicting with gnuchess in any way, I'm closing this. A new review can be submitted in the future.