Popular Chess Game GnuChess Ported to Sailfish OS


Tactical thinkers and strategists rejoice! GnuChess has been ported to Sailfish OS, GnuChess is a popular chess game enables the users to play chess against the computer. According to Xerxes2 it was originaly developed for Harmattan. GNU Chess is a free software chess engine which plays a full game of chess against a human being or other computer program. The goal of GNU Chess is to serve as a basis for research. It has been used in numerous research contexts.


1. Download the GnuChess app from OpenRepos

2. Enable the Jolla Developer Mode and allow SSH-connection

3. Connect your Jolla device to your computer, via USB

4. Copy the GnuChess rpm package to the Jolla device

5. Install the package via the command line interface:

$ pkcon install-local gnuchess-6.1.1-1.armv7hl.rpm

Source: Linuxg.net


4 thoughts on “Popular Chess Game GnuChess Ported to Sailfish OS

  1. FJVA

    It would not hurt to have a normal, easy, download and install procedure. Why cant it be as easy as downloading from Jolla Harbour?

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