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2.2 Precompiled files


The easiest way to get a running copy of Chess++ is to go to the donwload page of our project at Sourceforge and download either the .msi file for Windows or a .run for Linux (sorry, but we do not provide any binary files for other OSes.)

2.2.1 Installing Chess++ under Windows


Installing Chess++ under Windows is very easy as we offer a comfortable .msi installer. Just download and run the file, follow the instructions on the screen, and you are done.

After installing, Chess++ can be started from the Windows start menu. See chapter 5 to learn how to use Chess++.

2.2.2 Installing Chess++ under GNU/Linux


As root, run the command sh chesspp_X.X.X_rXXX.Linux.run (where the Xs stand for some version and revision numbers) from the directory where that file is located. This will install Chesspp, Cheppd, and Cheppd-setup in /usr/local/bin and the default set of pieces in /usr/share/chesspp.

Chesspp can now be invoked by typing chesspp into a terminal (if /usr/local/bin is in your system's PATH variable.)


Hendrik Hochstetter
Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:03:11 +0200