PANDA-gGo is a Go board, SGF editor, client for the Internet Go Server and an interface for playing with GNU Go. gGo is written in Java and available for Linux, OS X, OS/2 and Windows. gGo is distributed free of charge.
Go is an ancient boardgame, very common in Japan, China and Korea.

The latest version is 1.0

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gGo version 1.0 is released.

This release offers support for vote in observed games, a new feature on IGS-PandaNet. gGo changed its name to PANDA-gGo and is now an official client brought to you by PandaNet Inc.

For details of changes please see the Changelog.

glGo, the port of gGo to a native Windows and Linux application, is making rapid progress. It still lacks some of the features gGo offers, but should be ready for daily IGS usage now.
If you are interested, please have a look at the glGo webpage.

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You can access a list of all changes in the ChangeLog.

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gGo will run on any platform that supports Java 1.3. Confirmed platforms are Linux, Solaris, OS X, OS/2 and Windows.

gGo requires Java 1.3 or later. Windows users please note that the preinstalled Microsoft Java Engine (and this includes the latest service packs for IE 6.0 and XP) are version 1.1 and not sufficient to run gGo. You need to get the JRE from Sun.

Java 1.4 is strongly recommended, as some gGo features are not available with Java 1.3
You can download it from Suns webpage.

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There are two ways to start the application:

Java Web Start

Click on this link to start gGo with Java Web Start.

You need Java Web Start installed. If you don't have it, you can download it from Sun.

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If you don't want to use Java Web Start, get one of the installer packages.
Current version is 1.0

Windows installer gGo-1.0.exe 2.8 MB
Mac OS X gGo-1.0.dmg 2.9 MB
Linux installer gGo-1.0.tar.gz 2.7 MB
Linux RPM gGo-1.0.rpm 2.7 MB
Platform independant installer gGo-1.0.jar 3.0 MB

Installation instructions

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.

Preview releases

If you are looking for the latest development release to participate in the gGo development, then please visit the preview download page.
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Last modified: Thu Jun 10 2004