Application Announcement

Tomas Rokicki has announced the release of a new version of Golly, the cross platform Game of Life program written by him and Andrew Trevorrow. From his announcement:

The important changes:

  • Saves patterns (RLE or macrocell formats).
  • Displays comments in pattern files.
  • Windows app can read gzipped pattern files.
  • Simple cell selection and editing.
  • Scrolling via hand cursor.
  • New tool bar buttons.
  • Numerous bug fixes and interface improvements.

The distribution now includes a pattern collection (still under development). Many of the current patterns show off Golly's hashing capabilities.

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