Go Panda


GoPanda 2
Author: Benjamin Teuber,...
...Erik Ouchterlony, Rasmus Buchmann
Price: none (sept.'12)
Category: client
Operating system: Java + web browser[1]
Stable Version: 2.0.3 (oct.'12)
Development status: active
Programming language: Java, JavaScript
Homepage: [ext] pandanet-igs.com
Size if installed: 9mby
Infos last checked:


Go Panda 1 is an IGS client program designed to be the successor to gGo. (OS = Java, last update = march '12, still v.1.0)

GoPanda 2.0.3 has been released on 11th oct.'12. (no specific notice on: [ext] pandanet-igs.com)

Features GoPanda 1.x

  • SGF editor with all functions
  • GUI for GNUGo (and other?) engine
  • Uses GNUGo for score estimation
  • automatic saving of played and observed games (configurable)
  • all client functions for IGS and other servers with same protocol
  • full-screen mode (nearly full screen, game windows only, F12 to toggle)
  • console
  • up to 16 different accounts configurable (actually more, but more are not displayed)

Features GoPanda 2.x

  • Full-screen mode (it's your browser, which can this: shortcut to toggle = F11)
  • [1] It is "completely new" written: the program itself starts a local server, which acts as interface between your web browser and the IGS server. The server starts your default browser with a connection to the local server. JavaScript needs to be enabled in the browser.

User Comments

RueLue, Sept.'12: As there are still some important functions missing (undo, resume a suspended or interrupted game, console), it can still be considered to be a beta version. But, of course, it runs stable!
... RueLue (oct.'12): version 2.0.3 is out (coming as "stable"), supports now also undo and resume. No stones sound with Java 6 and Java 7 (1.6.0_35 / 1.7.0_09). - oops - there is sound! There seems to be a problem with sound: sometimes it is off, when it should be on (button shows "Sound enabled"). Is Ubuntu here with client in Iron, Java

RueLue: about the sounds: if the sounds are played through JavaScript, I cannot blame Java for this.

usa2014: I have the same problem with sounds running Javascript via Firefox on Windows 7. It will work until something happens (perhaps I make a comment), then sounds stop even though client says "sounds enabled".

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Go Panda last edited by on February 16, 2014 - 14:04
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