ANN: The Go Tools Project -- Official Launch

David Goodger dgoodger at bigfoot.com
Tue Mar 28 01:37:21 CEST 2000


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT
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David Goodger
- [[mailto:dgoodger at bigfoot.com]]
- [[http://gotools.sourceforge.net]]


THE GO TOOLS PROJECT: Launch of Open-Source Web Site
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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
visit [[http://gotools.sourceforge.net]].

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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




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