[Computer-go] Develop a client for KGS?

Woody Folsom woody.folsom at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 17:52:48 PST 2012


Hi Henry,

If you have already implemented your own web front end, I would suggest
allowing your users to play one another or else connect to a GTP client
also running on your host.  GnuGo is a decent one and GTP is a fairly
simple protocol.  I don't think any other servers are intended to act as
back ends to other, light weight web apps.

Woody
On Nov 8, 2012 8:10 PM, "Henry Hu" <henryhu712 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > David
> >
> >
> >
> > 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?
> >
> >
> >
> > I thought KGS had their own proprietary protocol?
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > Don
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 5:01 AM, Lukas van de Wiel
> > <lukas.drinkt.thee at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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/
> >
> > 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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