Quarry 0.2.0 review

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Quarry is a multi-purpose GUI for different board games, at present Go, Amazons and Othello

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 1121K
Developer: Paul Pogonyshev
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Quarry is a multi-purpose GUI for different board games, at present Go, Amazons and Othello. Quarry project allows users to play against computer players (third-party programs, e.g. GNU Go) and other humans, view and edit game records.

Quarry supports SGF (Smart Game Format)---file format which is the standard for storing Go game records and can be used for many other games as well. It uses GTP (Go Text Protocol, which will be probably expanded to Game Text Protocol) to communicate with game-playing engines.

Quarry is currently in alpha stages with no stable releases so far. It is already usable, but its functionality is only a small fraction of planned.

Here are some key features of "Quarry":
Support for Go, Amazons and Othello games.
Nice resizeable board (see screen shots.)
Playing games:
GNU Go, GRhino or any other GTP engine can be your opponent.
Computer vs. computer and human vs. human games are an option too.
Good support for time control.
Games can be adjourned and later resumed.
Game records:
All games can be stored in widely supported SGF FF[4] file format.
Fast and robust parser can read SGF files of any version.
In particular, Kogo�s Joseki Dictionary can be browsed with Quarry.
Game tree view allows for easy navigation of game records.
Text search in comments is a powerful tool if you know what to search for.
Support for various SGF labels and markup.

Note: current versions of Quarry are not very suitable for editing game records. In the latest version 0.1.15 a lot of editing commands have been added, but they are still not enough to consider Quarry an SGF editor.

Note: Quarry does not have any support for Internet game servers and it will not be added before versions 0.3.x.

librsvg 2.5.0 or newer

What's New in This Release:
The first stable version.

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