Gomer is being developed in C++ using Qt Creator, which is available for free under the LGPL. This means that it should build from source and run, with varying degrees of effort, on Linux, Windows, OS-X, Android, and other platforms.
GomerFirstCut was running from source more or less effortlessly on Windows and Linux. In Qt Creator select the archive/FirstCut/Gomer.pro file, configure the project to run on your desktop, and click on Build & Run.
GomerEngine is a console application, which seems to need some configuration to work in Windows, for now I am only using it in Linux, with a similar process in Qt Creator, select the Engine/CMakeLists.txt file, configure the project to run on your console, and click Build & Run. A pre-requisite for building the Engine in addition to Qt Creator and all the usual build tools and libraries it requires, is the CMake makefile building utility.
The engine starts, in typical GoTextProtocol fashion as a blank screen with no prompt. Commands are entered one line at a time, a very useful one to start is help. I have added a few protocol extensions which make it not too hard to play a game via the console: sap to show the board after a move, g for the engine to generate a move for the current player, and p c vx to play color c which can be any of: b, black, 0, w, white, 1, at vertex vx in GTP standard vertex notation like H19 or J1.
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