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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Race database and bearoff DB

From: Joern Thyssen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Race database and bearoff DB
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 12:06:24 +0000
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On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 11:38:19AM +0200, Jim Segrave wrote
> > Maybe it's possible to make another OS bear-off DB that goes even
> > further if we restrict it to, say, 10 chequers per point. 
> > 
> > These one-sided bear-off databases can very easily be combined with the
> > OSR code giving fast and reliable evaluations. Joseph also has an
> > algorithm for converting OSR evaluations to cubeful equities.
> > 
> > I'll see if I can get it to work.
> > 
> > Unfortunately people would have to generate their own databases since I
> > don't think we have the necesary band-width/web-space for such files.
> > Alternatively, we could sell them on CDs from gnubg.org :-)
> The advantages of working for an ISP:
> I can easily arrange hosting of something like a 300Mb database on my
> employer's public ftp server - ftp.demon.nl. If bandwidth is an issue
> for other things, I can also probably hosting of the source and
> Windows builds as well. Policy would prevent us giving accounts for
> maintaining sites to non-employees, but I could either do mirroring or
> scripted copying (scp/sftp preferred).  We are very well connected,
> particularly for the Netherlands, UK and US.

Sounds fine with me. Maybe we'll be able to put it on alpha.gnu.org or
ftp.gnu.org as well.

I'll play on, and make the extended OS DB work. The makebearoff program
may have to be optimised as it requires 229 MB of memory to run... :-)
But for now, I'll ignore that :-)

> Is there any idea how many gnubg users there really are? 

I don't know. I would say more than 100 and less than 1000. Any better
estimates out there?


Joern Thyssen, PhD
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