PANDA-gGo is a Go board, SGF editor, client for the Internet Go Server and an interface for playing with GNU Go. PANDA-gGo is written in Java and available for Linux, OS X and Windows. PANDA-gGo is distributed free of charge.
Go is an ancient boardgame, very common in Japan, China and Korea.
The latest version is 1.0
There are two ways to start the application:
Click on this link to start PANDA-gGo with Java Web Start.
You need Java Web Start installed. If you don't have it, you can download it from Sun.
If you don't want to use Java Web Start, get one of the installer packages.
Current version is 1.0
Windows installer 2.8 MB Mac OS X 2.9 MB Linux installer 2.7 MB Linux RPM 2.7 MB Platform independant installer 3.0 MB
Simply double-click on the EXE file. For Windows you need the Windows version, the Linux installer will not work on Windows. This is obviously not clear to everybody out there according to the emails I receive. If you don't know which operating system you run, take the Windows installer.
Unpack the .tar.gz installer somewhere and run gGo.install. Start the JAR installer with java -jar ggo-1.0.jar or install the RPM with rpm -i ggo-1.0.rpm.
If you use the .jar installer, you should copy [ggo-path]/bin/ggo to some directory in your PATH, like $HOME/bin or /usr/local/bin, then you can start PANDA-gGo with ggo.
The RPM and tar.gz installers are started with ggo as well. No need to copy scripts with both, everything in place already.
Basically it makes no difference which of the installers you use for Linux, except the JAR installer does not require root privileges, if this is of concern for you. The installed Java files are exactly the same.
- OS X
Download the disk image, mount it in Finder and copy the PANDA-gGo icon into your Applications folder.
There is some more detailed information available in the FAQ.
If you only want the gGo.jar file, get it here. This is an executable Jar file with the complete application, but it lacks the manual, the player database and the look and feel extensions.