The following is a list of the most important open tasks at this time,
ordered from most to least important:
- Review requirements and design documentation.
- Develop new or better modules
- Play against program.
- Use debugging facility.
- Testers needed
- Technical writers needed.
- Create a logo
Review requirements and design documentation.
It is important that we are building the right thing,
with a design that will support our goals. The most
important current task is that the requirements
specification be reviewed, as well as the api's for
the different classes, particularly those in the
framework, debug, and module packages, and the
interfaces in the packages one level below module.
Develop new or better modules.
The programs current level of play very poor, well below 30 kyu in ability.
We need developers to write new modules, and better versions of existing modules.
The most important ones are:
Some of the existing modules are merely place holders until stronger
ones are written. Examples of this include the Endgame, and Fuseki modules.
In addition to making the program stronger, developing a module will also
allow us to gauge how easy it is for a new developer to understand the documentation.
Play against program.
The program is at release 0.1 strength now. It is known that
the program plays very very poorly. Play against it, and try
computer - computer play. Make sure that the functionality works
correctly, such as load/save game, take back move, etc.
View the moyoman/logs/error file to see if any errors occurred.
Use debugging facility.
The debugging facility is one of the most interesting features
of this program. It reflects the analysis of each module in
the system. It is important that this information is easy
to understand. Report any bug reports, as well as usability
ideas to us.
Someone is needed to put together a test plan, as well as supervising
the writing of the test code. Ideally, there should be a group of
people who test and evaluate modules independently of the development
Technical writers needed
It would be nice to have a professional technical writer to take
charge of the documentation.
Create a logo
Any decent open source project needs a logo.
Any ideas are welcome, although one possibility would
be a cross between a sumo wrestler and a samurai.
Think about it.