FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE GO TOOLS PROJECT: Launch of Open-Source Web Site
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada -- 2000-03-27
Announcing the official launch of The Go Tools Project at
[[http://gotools.sourceforge.net]], a new resource for go players. The
mission of the Go Tools Project is:
- To encourage, develop, and distribute open-source software and tools
related to the game of go.
- To maintain a set of links to other go-related open-source development
projects and resources.
All go players will benefit from SGF Summarizer, a multi-platform program
(written in Python) which extracts game information from multiple go game
records and produces output suitable for importing into a spreadsheet or
database. This enables easy manipulation at the game level: sorting,
searching, totalling, etc.
Go programmers will benefit from these Python modules:
- the Smart Game Format Parser Library, a general-purpose SGF parser; and
- the Type Class Library, which implements abstract superclasses to emulate
Python's built-in data types.
Go-playing Macintosh users will benefit from automatic extraction of go
game records from e-mail messages. There's a standalone applet, and
scripts for MS Outlook Express.
The Go Tools Project is looking for other open-source projects (any
language, any platform, but hopefully multi-platform) to host or link to.
For additional information, downloadable files, and documentation, please
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David Goodger davidg on NNGS (4k*), IGS (6k*), GoClub.org (1k)
The Go Tools Project (open-source): http://gotools.sourceforge.net