Monday, 9 May 2022

Shogi Explorer now open source.

 The source code to Shogi Explorer is now available under GPLv3: https://github.com/schadfield/shogi-explorer.

Monday, 31 January 2022

Shogi Explorer 2.3.0 Adds Custom URI Support for macOS

A new feature for Shogi Explorer is custom URI support to allow Shogi Explorer to be launched from a URI on a web page. 

The following scheme is supported:

shogiexplorer://url?<gameUrl>

For example:

https://www.shogi-extend.com/w/BOUYATETSU5-kakasihatake-20211226_162732.kif 

Currently this feature is only supported on macOS. 

Friday, 28 January 2022

Shogi Explorer 2.2.0 adds file associations and installers.

Shogi Explorer 2.2.0 now supports file associations. It can be made the default application for "kif" files on all platforms. Added installers for macOS (dmg) and Linux (rpm & deb). 

Information

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Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Shogi Explorer File Associations

I have been looking for a way to implement file associations for Shogi Explorer. It was difficult because on macOS I am using a bash script to launch Java and passing arguments in that case is not easy to solve.

I just discovered this Maven plugin which looks like it might provide a workable solution for all of my target platforms: https://github.com/fvarrui/JavaPackager.

If I can get it working I will then look into handling custom URL links.

Monday, 10 January 2022

Shogi Explorer V2 Released

Shogi Explorer V2 version 2.0.0 is now available. This is a paid upgrade from V1.

Shogi Explorer V1 remains free, available and supported.

Information: https://www.chadfield.com/p/shogi-explorer-v2.html.

Comparison: https://www.chadfield.com/p/compare-shogi-explorer-v1-and-v2.html.

Sunday, 9 January 2022

Shogi Explorer V1 1.22.0 Released

Shogi Explorer 1.22.0 features a refreshed board design, an update checker and new help menu items.

Download here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12v0IDcOGBVshaUvDzEg-tc-r0wv9TVv1?usp=sharing