I feel like John Kerry! I can't make up my mind (sorry for those Kerryites out there, but I just couldn't help myself) I have scratched the idea of incorporating Crafty. It would be ugly, messy code and what would be the point? Jose already does this. I found a great article on chess programming. The last series has a link to the author's code, and it is written in Java! I have downloaded it and put the javachess package in my project. It compiles, but doesn't run. His code isn't written to be integrated, but that's a challenge I like! We shall see how long it takes to get working code.
Have a happy Thanksgiving! Remember to be thankful!