Bounty for Sudoku program

Programs which generate, solve, and analyze Sudoku puzzles

Bounty for Sudoku program

Postby Sionide » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:39 am

The popular Linux magazine, Linux Format are offering a share of £500 for a Sudoku solving/generating program.

What do they want?

They want a nice, flashy, GUI-driven app that can do the following:
* Display Sudoku puzzles of varying formats - 3x3, 4x4, 5x5 minimum
* Create a standard file format, preferably XML or text-based, for storing and exchanging files
* Solve puzzles
* Generate new puzzles
* Make sure solutions are unique
* Program must be released under an open source licence, preferably the GPL, but any licence that complies with the Open Source Initiative will do.

Bonus points awarded for programs that:

* Look good
* Are cross-platform
* Solve puzzles quickly
* Solve puzzles elegantly (not just brute force)
* Can grade puzzles (as easy, medium, difficult)
* Are easy to install and build

The prizes:

* 1st prize - £300
* 2nd prize - £150
* 3rd prize - £50

Deadline is the 30th September

Email your programs to

For more information visit or grab a copy of the latest 'Linux Format' from your local WH Smith.
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