knights - A simple chess board for KDE 4

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Leap 15.0
Repository openSUSE KDE Extra all
Package name knights
Package version 2.5.0
Package release lp150.1.1
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 3.02 MB
Download size 2.58 MB
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Knights is the chess interface for KDE SC 4. It features play against opponents
on the Free Internet Chess Server, a friend on the same computer, or a computer
chess engine.


Package Version Architecture Repository
knights - - -


Name Value
gnuchess -
kdebase4-runtime >= 4.14.0
kdebase4-workspace-libs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
libqt4-x11 >= 4.8.1 - - - - -


Name Value
application() -
application(kde4/knights.desktop) -
knights = 2.5.0-lp150.1.1
knights(x86-64) = 2.5.0-lp150.1.1


Name Value
kchess -


Type URL
Binary Package knights-2.5.0-lp150.1.1.x86_64.rpm
Source Package knights-2.5.0-lp150.1.1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the openSUSE KDE Extra repository:
    # zypper addrepo opensuse-kde-extra
  2. Install knights rpm package:
    # zypper install knights




2012-08-24 -
- update to 2.5.0
+ Port to new KDEGames library, compatible with KDE 4.9
2012-04-21 -
- updated to 2.4.2
+A handful of usability fixes
+introduces support for the UCI protocol, setting the difficulty level of chess engines, game history display, and loading and saving PGN files.
+brings voice support, possibility of external control by dbus, and a couple of bug fixes.
+bugfix release with several fixes, mostly by Dave Kaye. It fixes drag-coused freezes, dropping pieces outside of the board, and a theme appearing twice in the selection dialog.
+the peace captured by en-passant is now properly removed.
+Watching two engines play
+Improved time control support for chess engines
+Better support for the XBoard protocol means Knights can play with more engines, including Crafty, Sloppy, Sjeng and Phalanx.
+Players can now make and receive offer for draw, pause, undo, adjourn and abort. All except Draw are only used when playing on the chess server.
+Players can now undo their moves.
+Improved game dialog, with more game options.
+Improved server dialog, with a seek graph.
+Ability to interact with a chess server or a computer engine via a text console.
+Simple chat widget for talking to your remote opponent.
+Selecting and moving pieces by clicking, without dragging.
2012-01-18 -
- Update to version 2.4.1
* Support for the UCI protocol
* Setting the difficulty level of chess engines
* Game history display
* Loading and saving PGN files
2011-10-21 -
- Update to version 2.4.0:
* Voice support.
* Possibility of external control by dbus.
* Bug fixes.
- Spec file updates:
* Changes based on spec-cleaner run.
* Changed License: to GPL-2.0+ (which is the package's main license).
2011-05-21 -
- Update to version 2.3.2
2011-03-19 -
- Update to version 2.3.1:
* Fix bug; the peace captured by en-passant is now properly removed.
- Spec file updates:
* Changed License: to GPLv2+ and GFDL.
* Recommend instead of Suggest for knights-lang package.
* Added crafty Suggests: entry.
* Updated %description.
* Minor other updates.
2011-03-10 -
- Update to version 2.3.0
2011-01-21 -
- Spec file updates:
* Updates in Group:, BuildRequires: and %install sections.
* Remove some locales to fix rpmlint warning (invalid-lc-messages-dir) in
openSUSE 11.3 and build error in openSUSE Factory.
2011-01-11 -
- Update to version 2.2.0
* First release from Extragear, improved FICS support, nicer look and feel.
From 2.1.1
* Pawn promotion, theme download from
- Spec file updates:
* Added a knights-lang package.
* Changes based on rpmdevtools templates and spec-cleaner run.
* Updates in BuildRequires: and %install sections.
2010-08-27 -
- update to version 2.1.0
* Internet play, additional markers, graphical clock.

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