[Computer-go] Develop a client for KGS?

Henry Hu henryhu712 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 17:10:32 PST 2012


Thanks all.

Now I've been working on a web Go game. My purpose is to connect to
some Go server for providing users with extended functionalities. Is
there any public Go server available? I knew IGS' protocol was also
proprietary.

Thanks,
Henry

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 11:47 PM, David Fotland <fotland at smart-games.com> wrote:
> KGS does not allow client development.  The protocol is proprietary.  KGS
> already has a fine, working web client, so there is no need for another one.
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> David
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> From: computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org
> [mailto:computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org] On Behalf Of Don Dailey
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 5:09 AM
> To: computer-go at dvandva.org
> Subject: Re: [Computer-go] Develop a client for KGS?
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> I thought KGS had their own proprietary protocol?
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> GTP is the protocol for communicating with a Go engine,  but not KGS as far
> as I know.   KGS supports many features so if they used that protocol it
> would have to be significantly extended.
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> Don
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> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 5:01 AM, Lukas van de Wiel
> <lukas.drinkt.thee at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Hi Henry,
>
> you are probably interested in reading about the GTP.
> It is the protocol used to connect to KGS and it is well documented here:
> http://www.lysator.liu.se/~gunnar/gtp/
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> A lot of work already done with it can freely be downloaded and viewed
>
> Good luck with programming the client!
>
> Lukas
>
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Henry Hu <henryhu712 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> I'm planning to develop a web client for KGS. Surely it is necessary
>> to connect to it firstly. Searching online, it seems lack of info
>> related. How can my client connect to KGS and communicate with it. Are
>> there any tools or introduction available for it?
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Henry
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