Fourth public preview version (October 2013)

The fourth public preview version is based on SVN revision 960.

Specific problems on Ubuntu as of version 11.10

The pre-installed Tk library (all versions) is crippled, some windows will freeze (this means not responding to mouse or keyboard events).

All Ubuntu editions as of version 11.10 are definitely broken – a result of the security pananoia of the Ubuntu team – and the developer has spent some weeks for work-arounds. It is possible that succeeding editions of Ubuntu will not be supported anymore. The Ubuntu team believes that any software is an attacker and is eliminating so called security holes. This leads to crippled and defect systems, not Unix conform anymore. But Scidb is quite ambitious and requires a fully operational Unix system. Moreover, Scidb is definitively not an attacker.

There does not exist known work-arounds for these problems with the Tk library, except the installation of a home-made Tk library.

Ubuntu >= 11.10 is presenting another specific problem:

Sub-processes are in general not working (for further details see Scidb's Users List ), this may cause crashes, in case no proposed solution (see link) is applied.

Specific problems on all Debian based distributions, like Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Debian has changed some system paths. This change is user-unfriendly, and results in compilation problems with newer compiler versions. Please consult file INSTALL in this case.

Third public preview version (April 2013)

The third public preview version is based on SVN revision 701.

Specific problems on Ubuntu as of version 11.10

  • Instable Tk library 8.5.10 (which is well known as instable). It is highly recommended to install a stable Tk library (version 8.5.6, or 8.5.11, or 8.6.0).
  • The pre-installed Tk library (all versions) is crippled, some windows will freeze (this means not responding to mouse or keyboard events).
  • All Ubuntu editions as of version 11.10 are definitely broken – a result of the security pananoia of the Ubuntu team – and the developer has spent some weeks for work-arounds. It is possible that succeeding editions of Ubuntu will not be supported anymore. The Ubuntu team believes that any software is an attacker and is eliminating so called security holes. This leads to crippled and defect systems, not Unix conform anymore. But Scidb is quite ambitious and requires a fully operational Unix system. Moreover, Scidb is definitively not an attacker.

    There does not exist known work-arounds for these problems with the Tk library, except the installation of a home-made Tk library.

    Ubuntu >= 11.10 is presenting another specific problem:

    Sub-processes are in general not working (for further details see Scidb's Users List ), this may cause crashes, in case no proposed solution (see link) is applied.

    First public preview version (July 2011)

    The first public preview version is based on SVN revision 83.