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- - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-11-30 17:08 Edited 2010-11-30 19:03
While the official release of Aquarium 4.0.6 on is going to be in a day or two the files are availbale already. Mainly more documentation about release will be available later.

It is setup for update from any 4.0.* version (i.e. Aquarium 2010 and Aquarium 4) to 4.0.6:
Pay attention that it is not setup of full Aquarium package, this setup will only add to the current installation the files that are new ones.

After the start the setup program will offer you the folder that is considered as Aquarium program folder and then Aquarium data folder, you should check that the pathes are valid.
Setup will install all essential files. Setup program tries to keep all your old settings unchanged but some minor settings may be lost.

Here is the list of improvements in 4.0.6:

In short it is the most valuable Aquarium update. Tons of internal and external changes were done. The major ones:

1. With many games opened Aquarium 4.0.6 starts much faster than previous versions (games in 4.0.6 are created as virtual objects and not as real visual objects).
2. Engines tournaments are strongly reconsidered and many problems with them are fixed.
3. You don't need to create a new tree configuraiton for a new IDeA project with a new tree. Single IDeA tree configuration is used. Proper tree is displayed for every project automatically.
4. With 4.0.6 you don't need to go to IDeA mode to manage IDeA projects. The IDeA project can be linked to a game. So you will have IDeA Stage Status window in the game. This is especially usefull for correspondence games. There is no need in sycnchronization of moves more.
5. IDeA trees tend to grow with time. Now you can eliminate them easily sending information that is already unessential for the project itself to Master tree used for accumulating all your analysis.
6. With 4.0.6 you may change the engines used in analysis on the fly. If you need to use some engine for other purposes just uncheck it with dialogue under Engines button,
7. You may leave Aquarium while remote engines perform infinite analysis. When you start Aquarium again it will connect to remote engine server and continue the session. This may be especially usefull if you have remote server at home and notebook far from home. No one hour will be lost even if your notebook is sleeping.
8. Colors from several books can be shown in one tree configuration. So you may easily compare moves in Jeroen's and Jiri's books for example.
9. Tree configurations are single xml files now, so sharing them is easy.
10. XFCCPlay utility for playing correspondence chess tournaments became mature. It shows draw offers in red, saves messages from your opponents, allows to accept draws without making moves. You may forget about synchronization of positions - the utility makes everything for you. Even if you will do some tehcnical blunder the utility can check your moves for a second and inform about the quality of the moves.
11. ClubCA client for playing on ChessOk server is now fully compatible with Aquarium data directory concept. So you may use it in Aquarium 4.0.6.
12. Advanced users have the access to Aquarium internal functions and may extend Aquarium functionality. Surely we don't beleive that many users will do this, but many will be able to use the results of work of another technically advanced users.
13. And finally all IDeA lovers will evaluate new fast incremential minimax implemented in IDeA. It is tens times faster than before.

Really there are many other important changes that make Aquarium usage more comfortable.

The files that are connected with the release

The server for remote engines.

Setup of Chess Assistant Club client for Aquarum.

Aquarium book adapter. Allows to use Aquarium books in any GUI linking AquariumBookAdapter.exe to the GUI instead of real engine.
ABAGui.exe  -  allows to set AquariumBookAdapter parameters: mainly book name and engine name
AquariumBookAdapter.exe - UCI engine that should be linked to GUI. This version unlike previous ones is tuned to be placed into Aquarium program dir while AquariumBookAdapter.ini will be written to Aquarium data dir.

More information will be available later
Parent - - By GoVegan (**) Date 2010-11-30 17:32
Great!! Good job!!
Thanks so much,
Parent - - By Gordon (**) Date 2010-11-30 19:42
Well done and thank you!
Slight problem with xfcc - I cannot get the "comment" column to show - the other column are all OK.
Best wishes
Parent - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 15:57
Could you send all your xfcc*.xml files (XFCCbaseDialogs.xml xfccBasesList.xml xfccColumns.txt xfccGameComments.xml xfccGameSettings.xml xfccGridColumnStates.txt xfccViewedGames.xml)) from Aquarium Config folder to me ([email protected]). I feel that one of them is corrupted. Don't include xfccServerList.xml and xfccOptions.xml  files as they contain passwords to sites.
Parent - By n9-mr (**) Date 2010-12-01 16:55
Try to delete xfccColumns.txt
Parent - By agendean (**) Date 2010-11-30 17:33
yes, thanks to everyone who helped with this
Parent - - By Maxou93 (**) Date 2010-11-30 19:12
Dear Viktor,
as the french translator of Aquarium, I want to congratulate all the team for the very good job you did. In the translation implementation and in the improvment of the program. For sure, 406 is almost a new enhanced version, with many very good things and features to discover. I don't allready use all of this but just for what I saw in few minutes, it's clear this is a very big step ahead !! Again nice job Aquarium team, you can be prood of that.
Thanks a lot for every one
Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 15:52
Max, many thanks for your work! Although Ann (not me) worked with you I always heard from her the good words about your professional  approach to the translation.

And I should say that I am much delighted of the work of all beta testers group who without any tiredness helped to improve Aquarium and tested it again and again.
Parent - By Maxou93 (**) Date 2010-12-01 17:48
Dear Viktor,
thanks a lot for your good words. I Really appreciate it. I send a PM to Ann who is a very nice personne. Did that job was really tough for us (Ann and me) because of : Respect of the translation and each idea from the author(s) - Respect of the size of text - Necessity to have a didactical approach because more often it was first time using by customers - Necessity of an homogenic translation because of the product (Aqua) and the others from Convekta, also because this extraordinary program ground up more and more whith adding of new features.
Each time I had a suggestion, Ann acted as a filter to calibrate and then submit it. I'm really prood to work whith her and you too. For me this nice program is, under it french version, ok at 99 % and the rest can be neglected because it doen't put any problem. The most important things were did. Again Ann is great, you can tell her for me.
This program is unique in the world and you make it more and more attractive. Thanks to all the team.
Parent - By buffos (Silver) Date 2010-11-30 19:26
4.06 is a very modest number. It could be called v5. It has tons of important features both obvious and hidden....
Parent - - By kblaine (**) Date 2010-11-30 19:50 Edited 2010-11-30 19:59
Unable to reach the download from the link with Win7 Pro x64. Windows security wants password even though I have UAC turned off entirely. No trouble like this when downloading other programs or updates. Did not have this trouble when upgrading to 4.0.4 and 4.0.5 on this computer.

Will wait for final release in a couple of days and try again. If no luck I will turn off antivirus and firewall. If no luck......

EDIT: "Files connected with the release" respond as expected and are available for download.
Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-11-30 20:13
Sorry, fixed. Try to download again.
Parent - By kblaine (**) Date 2010-11-30 20:22
Works OK now. Download successful
Parent - - By Maxiator (***) Date 2010-11-30 21:43
Download okay, installation without a problem. But a surprise: the GUI-language changed from english to german (without asking the user...)
Not an big issue...
Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) Date 2010-11-30 21:46
You can switch to a different language: Aquarium Button > Options > Language.
Parent - By Alejandro Date 2010-11-30 22:54
Nice THX !!!
Parent - By Maxiator (***) Date 2010-12-01 18:54
Yes, done, but your reply was faster
Parent - - By icebox (**) Date 2010-11-30 23:09
The problem with the font (ugly rook figurine and '+-' missing symbol) persists with 4.0.6 build 357 on Windows 7 64 bit.

I am quite disappointed.

Parent - - By ChessMonster (***) Date 2010-12-01 01:49
sorry this is not a fashion software from Italy :-) yes, i would also like it to be prettier without the ugly rook figurine, but the new functionality just looks awesome.
Parent - By icebox (**) Date 2010-12-01 07:11
I don't understand your point about Italy.

I am referring to this issue:

Parent - - By ppipper (*****) Date 2010-12-01 02:53
Of course you are kidding, aren't you?
Parent - - By cma6 (****) Date 2010-12-01 03:31
2 questions.
1) Is this the final version 4.06  or should we wait for the final version?

2) Once downloaded, how does one install: over version 4.05 or in a new folder?
   What is the database folder? (\ABases\ or \ATrees\)?
                        Thanks, CMA
Parent - By buffos (Silver) Date 2010-12-01 07:15
it says UnOfficial. So its not final.
Parent - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 15:41
1) Being published the message about unofficial release I had in mind that setup program may be slightly changed, but Aquarium.exe will be unchanged in the official release.

For now we are going to change update setup program for better discovering current Aquarium data folder (it seems that several users had the problem with this).

And there is a pair of minor usability problems (like editing tree annotations and viewing games when an engine tournament goes). They are not so critical. So we didn't decide yet will be Aquarium 4.0.6 recompiled or we will wait till 4.0.7 (in this case it will be released quickly after 4.0.6).

2) over any 4.00 - 4.05 version. I mentioned this in the message about the release.
Database folder (Personal data folder) is the folder where databases and trees are stored (i.e. it is root for ATrees and ABases). If you have 4.0.5 I beleive that setup porgram will offer the valid path to it.
Parent - - By icebox (**) Date 2010-12-01 07:24
No, I am not kidding.

I never complained about Idea problems, engines matches issues or any other missing Aquarium feature, because my needs are quite basic.
I waited 4.0.6 without complaining the delay between the announce and the release.

If you think a glitch in the font and a missing nag symbol, an issue I also get in the release 3, it is not important, it is your opinion.
Please respect a different one.

I understood the font problem was fixed in 4.0.6. Maybe I was wrong.

After two years I bought Aquarium, awesome features has been added to Aquarium, but the first thing I see, every time I open the application, it is the notation window with a font problem.

Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2010-12-01 08:19
Don't worry, you make a valid point. This is something that needs to be fixed, but apparently it's not easy.
Parent - - By saurus_ (**) Date 2010-12-01 09:39
I want to report a bug in Aquarium 4.0.6

During Engine Matches. If switching from the turnament menue to the view menue. In the View menue the pices disapier after a wile.
Atfer each capture of a pice not only the captured pice is disapiaring but also the one that should stay on the bord.
After a wile a couple of pices get lost in view.
Returning to the turnament site will bring the lost pices back.
I think this one is easo to fix.

I like some of the novelties (additional informations) in 4.0.6 but again it requires some learning. It is not easy to understand for less profecionell user like me.
Parent - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 15:28
Thanks for the notification, I can guess the reasson.

We will look more carefully to this issue.
Parent - By ppipper (*****) Date 2010-12-01 10:20

> Please respect a different one.

I do
Parent - - By ChessMonster (***) Date 2010-12-01 11:19
I've read an unofficial solution to the rook figurine problem with custom chess fonts, but I've never attempted it, and I have also posted a question here on this forum whether someone has attempted it or not. It seemed to work, but I have not tried it out yet.
Parent - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) Date 2010-12-01 12:26
Yes, there is a version of the font which fixes the rook problem posted somewhere here on the forum.
Parent - By icebox (**) Date 2010-12-01 12:31
That unofficial solution worked, but eventually the font had not the same quality with the official one.

Parent - By ventura07 (***) Date 2010-12-01 12:55
The developers had advised some time ago that the font issue (in particular the missing Nag symbol) had been more difficult than anticipated and that it would not be included in 4.0.6.
Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 15:21 Edited 2010-12-01 15:23
Sorry, we worked for the fonts problem in 4.0.6. But the results were unadequite. The problem is still in todo list.
Parent - By icebox (**) Date 2010-12-01 15:31
Thanks for the support.

I stay tuned on it. :)

Parent - - By Nick (*****) Date 2010-12-01 12:51
Congratulations Victor and the Aquarium team!  You have made the ultimate bookmakers tool in Aquarium especially now with the ability to add custom colors from other Aquarium trees and ctg books.  It is possible to ovrelay your ideas and findings over any set of games and at the same time compare those ideas to those of other top book makers.

In the future I will investigate how to use the Aquarium scripter to f.e find out how long a competitor was in book and what the book exit eval was, a good example will be from the excellent book tournament that Sedat Canbaz is running:

One minor problem is that with the 4.0.6 candidate, the annotations (exclamations.hsh) cannot easily be edited/displayed.  Right-click edit in the tree does not show the edit dialog, clicking the Annotate bubble graphic does show the edit dialog and I can write an annotation, but it does not appear in the tree.  If I then re-edit the annotation it is there in the edit dialog but still not appearing in the tree display.  Possibly something changed since 4.0.5 and quite possibly I am doing something wrong.

Generally everything seems faster (I use it over RDP) and I don't see the occasional crashes that used to happen when using remote engines at the same time as quickly skipping through moves with the forwards/backwards arrow keys.

Excellent job.
Parent - - By rainerM (**) Date 2010-12-01 14:56
In my 4.0.6 i get access violation when i start analyzing with other than Rybka 3 engines. I have windows 7 premium 64-bit. Auarium 4.0.6 installed over the old version in e:
What´s wrong?

Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 15:03
Can you attach Aquarium.elf file from Aqaurium data folder?
Parent - - By rainerM (**) Date 2010-12-01 15:20
i´ve found aquarium.elf. But what shall i do with it?
Attachment: Aquarium.elf (2054k)
Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 15:23
Click "Attach" link in any of your messages and browse for the file.

Wiht Aquarium.elf we will be able to discover the place of the bug.
Parent - - By rainerM (**) Date 2010-12-01 16:58
see above and belo. Whre is the the file with personal data normally placed? In my case everything is in E:/Aquarium

Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 17:25
ok, thanks.

What is the contents of E:\Aquarium\Aquarium.dir file. Is it the following?

To be sure that update was installed to E:\Aquarium\ check do you have E:\Aquarium\Ascrpts folder (this one was absent in previous versions).

As for Aquarium.elf file last problem with Aquarium is dated to 2010-November-17. Possibly you have one more Aquarium.elf somewhere
Parent - - By rainerM (**) Date 2010-12-01 17:56
thank you,
but all the points you mentioned are ok. Its curious, that aquarium.elf lists only sept.11!? I am testing only since today.
The new version isr working, but there are problems with the engines and i gat differenr access violations in Idea and in normal analysis.

Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 18:07
It would be good to delete current Aquarium.elf to check if a new one will be created.

Can you make a screenshot when the next access violation will have place (PrintScreen button to copy screen to clipboard, then paste the image in the program like Microsoft Word or some image editor, save to file and attach here).

You may try to move your infinite_analysis.hsh, infinite_analysis.elm files to some other backup folder. It looks like this currupted tree was the reason of previous version bugs.
Parent - - By rainerM (**) Date 2010-12-01 18:31
I deleted current aquarium.elf
here is the new one and  a screen print of the access violation.
I deletetd infinite_analysis.hsh and*.elm but the access violation is occurimng again.
Thanks in advance

Attachment: Aquarium.elf (36k)
Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 19:08
There is the caption
[ IDeA - infinite_analysis ]
on your screen.

This tree is very special! You should not use it as main IDeA tree. Please change the name of this tree to something else using EDIT button.

After doing this exit Aquarium and delete infinite_analysis tree.
Parent - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 19:13
It is evident for us that this tree can't be used as IDeA tree, but looks like we should check if somebody tries to use it for this (it is enough just to click on it in the Open File dialogue).
Parent - By rainerM (**) Date 2010-12-01 21:22
I deleted the suspicious tree and now the engines are working fine.
I think i have to learn about the tree configurations.
Thank you.

Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) Date 2010-12-01 15:19
Hi Nick!

I am glad that you are excited with this release :)

Supporting custom trees and books operations was one of the main goals of Aqscripter development. Possibly we can write this script to show how the Aqscripter may work. In what form do you want to see the results?

Book editing will be additionally tested today. I remember that everything was ok a week before the release.
Parent - - By rainerM (**) Date 2010-12-01 15:26
I installed both aquarium 4.06 and the datafolder to e:\aquarium becaus i don´t find a datafolder on another path?!
Attachment: Aquarium.elf (2054k)
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