ics.el is a comint based Emacs major mode for handling the text portion of communications with internet chess servers such as FICS and ICC. It is written in Emacs-Lisp and works best in conjunction with a graphical interface such as Xboard. It handles colour highlighting and "buttonisation" (making certain portions of text active so that, for example, you can challenge opponents with a single mouse click) as well as command recall and editing and automation of commands based on regexps seen in the ICS output, all highly customisable using Emacs lisp.
|Tags||Games/Entertainment Turn Based Strategy Text Editors Emacs|
Release Notes: Some enhancements for XEmacs compatibility have been added. A few regexps have been tweaked for better FICS/ICC support. A regexp for stored game buttonisation has been added. There is now support within ics.el for running the interface subprogram under gdb, if necessary.
Release Notes: Code cleanups, new buttons for "sought" output and stored games, other small regexp tweaks.
Release Notes: First freshmeat announcement.