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A simple game clock.

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August 13, 2008
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NAME

gameclock - a simple game clock

SYNOPSIS

gameclock

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the gameclock command. gameclock is a simple application designed to track the time spent thinking by the players during a chess game. Various ways of tracking time are supported, with only `countdown' (aka `blitz') and `fischer' for now. The graphical interface is keyboard driven and is intended to be minimal and simple. The code is made to be extensible to other game types.

OPTIONS

These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (--). A summary of options is included below. -h, --help Show summary of options. This includes the program's version and license. -v, --verbose Show progress information to standard output. More `-v' will display more informa‐ tion: timestamps then game state engine. -f, --fullscreen Start the application in fullscreen mode.

KEYBINDINGS

Most of the interface is keyboard-driven, apart from the initial clock and game configura‐ tion. space start the game / end turn shift keys end the turn, but only for the appropriate side (left or right side) p pause game control-r, escape reset game - this resets all counters and clocks to the initial configuration, use this to restart the game. f toggle the fullscreen mode control-q quit application

THEMING

The look of gameclock can be customized fairly easily using GTK resource files. The clock widgets are conveniently named to allow easy customizing. Take for example the sample "Green" builtin theme: style "clockui" { bg[NORMAL] = "black" fg[NORMAL] = "white" bg[SELECTED] = "red" fg[SELECTED] = "black" bg[ACTIVE] = "green" fg[ACTIVE] = "black" } widget "*.clockui.GtkEventBox" style "clockui" widget "*.clockui.*Label" style "clockui"

SEE ALSO

xboard(1), http://gnomecoder.wordpress.com/chessclock/.

AUTHOR

gameclock was written by Antoine Beaupré.
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