Graphical Client for Chess Servers

Jin on Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8

It appears that Apple have broken some existing Java applications, including Jin, in Mac OS X Lion (10.7). I've built an updated version of Jin that works on Mac OS X, which you can download here. This should also work on Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), but you may need to install Java first.

9-min Chess for iOS

Unrelated to Jin, check out my new chess app: 9-min Chess. It lets you play a quick 9-minute game of chess against a random opponent right from your iPhone, iPod or iPad. No registration is necessary (but you may choose to log into the Game Center so that your nickname is visible to your opponent).

About Jin

Jin is an open source, cross platform, graphical client for chess servers, written in Java. Jin can run either as a standalone application (available at this website) or as an applet, directly from your browser (available at the chess server's website).

Currently supported servers are the Internet Chess Club and the Free Internet Chess Server. Officially supported platforms are Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, although Jin should work on any operating system with a modern Java Runtime Environment (1.4 or later).

Jin 2.14.1 released

Jin 2.14.1 knocks it up a notch, especially for Mac OS X users. This release focuses mainly on Mac OS X related improvements, but has a treat for everyone - lovely new piece sets from Maurizio Monge.

Read the full change log.

IChessU Infringement (settled)

The case has been settled.

Jin screenshot