[Computer-go] Running bots on Kaya.gs

Francois van Niekerk flash.slash at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 02:55:52 PDT 2012

I have a few questions:

It seems like you also expect the user to install the bot software on
the machine to be used for running the bot. I'm not sure how others
are affected by this, but a large number of the machines I use to run
my bot are not owned by me and I do not have permission to install
software on them. Could you maybe outline how someone would go about
installing this software in a separate directory? If I look at the
script in "bin/", it looks like it may not need to be installed, but
that running the script should be sufficient; can you confirm this?
This is all assuming Ruby is available on the machine of course...

The config file asks for a "title." What is this?

The "bot" section of the config file says either "gnugo" or "fuego"
are valid values. How would we go about getting our own bot to run? Is
this the command that is run? Should "gnugo" not be "gnugo --mode gtp"

How does the process work? Will the software connect the bot to the
server and wait for a challenge? Or will it automatically be paired
against humans?
Francois van Niekerk
Email: flash.slash at gmail.com | Twitter: @francoisvn
Cell: +2784 0350 214 | Website: http://leafcloud.com

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 5:06 AM, Gabriel Benmergui
<gabriel.benmergui at kaya.gs> wrote:
> Sent cut short by mis-type :)
> I will do live support for any issues that arise, although we have been
> running fuego and gnugo for over half a year now. There might be tweaking to
> do depending on the bot version.
> Games are automatically recorded, and handicap is auto-adjusted.
> If you have any questions just ask.
> Regards, Gabriel.
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:03 AM, Gabriel Benmergui
> <gabriel.benmergui at kaya.gs> wrote:
>> Hey guys.
>> Kaya.gs is growing steadily and although we already have a Fuego and a
>> Gnugo bot running, we would certainly welcome more bots and also different
>> versions.
>> We made a very simple GTP client, published as a ruby gem. The code is
>> open source, easy to contribute to and according to use cases and
>> necessities i will be expanding it.
>> Documentation is here:
>> https://github.com/conanbatt/OpenKaya/tree/master/bot/gem
>> If you would like to run your bot on Kaya, just email me at
>> gabriel.benmergui at kaya.gs with the following information so i can create an
>> account both for you and the bot:
>> (both for you and the bot)
>> Nickname
>> Estimated Rank
>> Email
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