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Quick and easy Go for your Mac

The Go widget is an Apple Dashboard widget which lets you play go on a 9x9 board against the GNU Go engine.


Download the Go widget here.
Then unizip the file and double-click it. This will add the widget to your dashboard.
You may be asked to authorize the widget to use the command line. This is necessary to communicate whith GNU Go.


The Go widget is localized in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
The language is chosen automatically depending on your OS configuration.
Feel free to send me any other translation you would like to see.



What is Go ?

If you are new to Go, here are some websites that will teach you the basics:

In English :

En français :

En español :

Em português :

End of game

At the end of a game, the Go widget will show you the detailed score in the following format :
White : 15 T + 3 D + 1 C + 5.5 K = 24.5
The letters stand for :


The following software and libraries were used to make the Go widget :

The Go widget was built with the beta (0.9) version of Apple Dashcode.


All source code is (c) copyright 2007 Julien Roubieu.
The board and stone images are (c) copyright Sen:te
Any other images are free to use and distribute.


The Go widget is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see


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