GNU Shogi is a computer program that plays the game of Shogi, also
known as Japanese Chess.
can be found on the main GNU ftp server:
(via HTTP) and
(via FTP). It can also be found
on the GNU mirrors;
a mirror if possible.
GNU Shogi, including the rules of Shogi,
is available online, as
is documentation for most GNU software. You may
also find more information about
or by looking at
or similar directories on your system.
Other sources of information about Shogi
For more information on shogi, go
to Pieter Stouten's shogi page,
which has links to essentially all shogi-related material on the
internet. Many thanks to Pieter for providing this service!
hosts useful information about the game, and versions of the rules in
Problems with GNU Shogi can be reported through the
GNU Shogi proper is only the AI engine, and you will likely want to
use a GUI frontend to be more comfortable. The gnushogi
program does include a text-based UI if you're into this sort of
things, and the source distribution also includes the (very)
old xshogi frontend for the X Window system. Suggested
- A KDE-based GUI for Chess and Shogi. Developement stopped several
years ago, and it is still somewhat
- A generic board-game GUI, supporting Shogi and other games, with
currently only a Gtk2-based UI.
- A small KDE-based GUI successor to Tagua, but developement of this
still young program seem to have stalled.
- A GUI for much more than Shogi, part of the GNU Project - patches
for GNU Shogi to support it are being integrated into the
developement version, 1.4.0 cannot talk to it.
GNU Shogi has the following mailing lists:
- gnushogi-users is
for general user help and discussion.
is used to discuss developement of GNU Shogi, including development
and enhancement requests.
and most other GNU software are made on
Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be
sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent
issue, you can escalate to the general
mailing list for advice.
and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For
information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd
like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing
list (see above).
- Test releases
- Trying the latest test release (when available) is always
appreciated. Test releases of
can be found at
(via HTTP) and
- For development sources, issue trackers, and other
information, please see the
- GNU Shogi is currently being maintained by Yann Dirson. Please
use the mailing lists for contact.
GNU Shogi 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.