CHEOPS (CHEss OPponent Simulator) is a fully-functional chess program capable of human-vs-human, human-vs-computer, and computer-vs-computer play. It uses a 64-square linear array board representation. The game tree search is alpha–beta, and the static evaluation function considers material, mobility, and motif features.
CHEOPS is written in ANSI C++ and as such should compile on any system with a conforming C++ compiler. A standard configure script is provided for Unix-like systems.
The latest version of CHEOPS is 1.1, released on 2003-12-08. A list of changes from previous versions can be found in the change log.
The source code and SUSE RPMs can be found at http://files.nothingisreal.com/software/cheops/. MD5/SHA1 hashes and PGP signatures are available there too. For the latter, you will need my OpenPGP signing key.
For convenience, cheops.tar.bz2 is always a link to the latest version.
You can browse through the online HTML documentation. The source distribution includes the documention.
If you would like to be informed of new releases of CHEOPS, you can subscribe to the CHEOPS project on freshmeat.net.