Package Details: cgoban3 3.5.144-2

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Package Base: cgoban3
Description: A KGS client and SGF editor
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Licenses: Freeware
Submitter: SkizoRutabaga
Maintainer: dysphoria
Last Packager: dysphoria
Votes: 56
Popularity: 0.015684
First Submitted: 2007-06-12 12:37 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-03-29 17:17 (UTC)

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MoonSwan commented on 2022-04-01 20:37 (UTC)

@dysphoria, thank you for the updated build. I'm going to look at it to see how I can do this myself in the future if I need to. I really need to learn to make PKGBUILDs on my own. Regardless, I appreciate your efforts. :)

As for the fonts, I'm wondering if I should bug the KGS support team about it.

dysphoria commented on 2022-03-29 17:37 (UTC)

The PKGBUILD now skips the checksum of the source .jar file; for now that should stop the checksum errors on install.

So far, I don't know of any solution to the pixelated fonts.

MoonSwan commented on 2022-03-26 22:53 (UTC)

@dysphoria, thanks for the reply. I have tried it since Feb 19 so it seems that is likely the issue. I tried again a day or so ago but got the same error which is a pain but I get it's not your fault. I'll just wait until things get smoothed over and use what I have right now as it still works.

Side note - is there anything one can do about their awful fonts that are blurred to rat shit? I've used this software for a decade off and on but the fonts were always terrible. I've looked around on the web for a solution to that but never seen an answer.

dysphoria commented on 2022-03-12 21:18 (UTC)

@MoonSwan Did you build before or after the package was updated to version 3.5.144 (on 19/Feb)?

The validity check can fail when KGS updates the .jar file but this package hasn't yet been updated with the new checksums. Since the file is always called cgoban.jar on the KGS site, it could be a few days before I notice that there was an update.

There might a possible fix 'soon'. Starting with their KGS-AI releases it seems they do keep different named versions for it (see: It is currently behind (still on 3.5.143) but if they keep this updated I'll switch to it on the next update.

MoonSwan commented on 2022-03-07 16:37 (UTC) (edited on 2022-03-07 16:39 (UTC) by MoonSwan)

I went to build this app a few weeks ago. Imagine my surprise when it still errors out by failing a validity check 5 years after the bug below was reported. I used the makepkg --syncdeps --install option and it still failed. Clearing my yay cache also did not help. In the end I had to force the installation, something one should not have to do with a package as far as I know.

I'd like to add that this build was tried on a completely new installation of Arch so there was also no chance that I had an old jar file hanging about either.

So my question is: why does this happen and can it be fixed?

E3LDDfrK commented on 2021-08-07 09:25 (UTC)

Anyone knows why the font looks pixelated? I used "jre-openjdk" package. Should I have used a different one?

algebro commented on 2020-03-13 15:51 (UTC)

checksums are wrong and need to be updated

dysphoria commented on 2019-04-24 21:33 (UTC)

Sound works (as of writing) with JDK/JRE 11.

tealeaf commented on 2019-01-20 21:06 (UTC)

Does anyone have working sound? If so, does anyone have advice on the best JDK/JRE to use with this?

algebro commented on 2018-04-21 14:32 (UTC) (edited on 2018-04-21 16:57 (UTC) by algebro)

Does this package resolve the issue with missing stone clicks? I just tried the raw jar from the KGS website and I’m not getting any sound.

edit: Just got around to testing this, looks like the sound works with this package over just running the raw jar. Thanks!