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proof of concept python and tkinter gnugo interface

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For the last few days I've been doodling with a script that provides a
graphical interface to gnugo by using its GTP protocol. At the moment
the script is *very* basic, in fact the only thing it does is to allow
one to click on a coordinate and place a move there OR press the space
bar in order to let gnugo generate a move.

However, I feel that this idea has some potential, it could be made to
undo or redo moves or load sgf-games. But most importantly: It could
load the list of move suggestions from gnugo, do some computations
itself in *Python* on that list and then generate a move.

So I thought that it would be best to present this script while it is
still small and modifications can be done easily. In the end there's
possibly a lot of potential and I think I'm going to need some help from
people that are enthousiastic about Python or gnugo.

What I want to accomplish with this post is to get to know whether it
would be a good idea to make it a sourceforge project (it would be even
better if some more experienced sourceforger would do it for me :-) or
whether I should just go on doodling on this script by myself, gradually
adapting it to fit my personal interests and come back to you in a few
years with a more complete script.

Is there any need for such a beast for *more* people than just me to
work on?

Here's the proof of concept, just copy it to some dir and run the Python
script:

http://home.hccnet.nl/a.vredegoor/gnugo/

It needs Python 2.5 which you can get at:

http://www.python.org/

Anton
Nov 23 '06 #1
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Anton Vredegoor wrote:
For the last few days I've been doodling with a script that provides a
graphical interface to gnugo by using its GTP protocol. At the moment
the script is *very* basic, in fact the only thing it does is to allow
one to click on a coordinate and place a move there OR press the space
bar in order to let gnugo generate a move.

However, I feel that this idea has some potential, it could be made to
undo or redo moves or load sgf-games. But most importantly: It could
load the list of move suggestions from gnugo, do some computations
itself in *Python* on that list and then generate a move.

So I thought that it would be best to present this script while it is
still small and modifications can be done easily. In the end there's
possibly a lot of potential and I think I'm going to need some help from
people that are enthousiastic about Python or gnugo.

What I want to accomplish with this post is to get to know whether it
would be a good idea to make it a sourceforge project (it would be even
better if some more experienced sourceforger would do it for me :-) or
whether I should just go on doodling on this script by myself, gradually
adapting it to fit my personal interests and come back to you in a few
years with a more complete script.

Is there any need for such a beast for *more* people than just me to
work on?

Here's the proof of concept, just copy it to some dir and run the Python
script:

http://home.hccnet.nl/a.vredegoor/gnugo/

It needs Python 2.5 which you can get at:

http://www.python.org/

Anton
If you talking about a simple gui for gnu go it's been done to death.
see any misc. pandanet client and numerous other softwares such as
durish or go knot. If your client is going to do something uniquely
different from programs like this then you should focus in this aspect
of the program and develop other features later. It's also important
that it be able to read and write sgf files
Nov 29 '06 #2

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grindel wrote:
Anton Vredegoor wrote:
[...]
>Here's the proof of concept, just copy it to some dir and run the
Python script:

http://home.hccnet.nl/a.vredegoor/gnugo/

It needs Python 2.5 which you can get at:

http://www.python.org/
If you talking about a simple gui for gnu go it's been done to death.
see any misc. pandanet client and numerous other softwares such as
durish or go knot. If your client is going to do something uniquely
different from programs like this then you should focus in this aspect
of the program and develop other features later. It's also important
that it be able to read and write sgf files
It's uniquely different from numerous other softwares in that it is
completely open source and runs from a standard Python installation (but
of course one has to get a Gnugo executable from somewhere). I also
implemented reading and writing SGF files and browsing through the move
history now.

Total command set at the moment:

-click on a coordinate: generate a move there and go out of replay mode
-space bar: computer makes a move and goes out of replay mode
-up key: save an SGF file (only the moves)
-down key: read an SGF file
-left key: go into replay mode and undo a move
-right key: show next move, if at end goes out of replay mode

Remember we're still only talking about a proof of concept script! I
just want to attract people, and put this script into an SVN somewhere.

Anton
Dec 1 '06 #3

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