The latest stable version, along with packages for most popular Linux distributions, can be downloaded from KDE-Apps.
The current stable version features:
- Local play between two players on the same computer
- Play against any computer program that supports the XBoard protocol
- Play on the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS)
- Wathing two computer engines play against each other
- Legal move checking
- Markers for possible moves, opponent’s last move and sources of check
- Board borders and site notations
- Complete time control, with Plasma-styled clocks
- Several themes, with the possibility of downloading new ones from within the program
- Animated moves (configurable)
- Convenience views for playing on a chess server, including a seek graph, and text console, and a chat widget.
- Option to undo and redo moves
- Graphic interface for making and receiving offers from remote players
- Complete user documentation
- Use of Jovie, the KDE text-to-speak program, to speak opponent’s moves.
- Ability to control the program via a D-Bus interface. Currently nothing uses this interface yet, but it will be used for voice control with the help of Simon.
The next release will most likely include:
- Support for saving and loading PGN files
- Support for the UCI protocol (used by Stockfish, Chessbase, and many others)