Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gnome-Inform 7 on Ubuntu 9.04

I don't know whether it is a bug in Ubuntu or not, but the current version of Gnome Inform 7 will not run on Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty jackalope). There'll probably be a new version soon, but in the meantime, just type this in a command shell:
cd /usr/lib
sudo ln -s libossp-uuid.so.16 libossp-uuid.so.15
That will make a symbolic link to the new libossp-uuid library, which Gnome Inform can then call. Seems to work fine.

11 comments:

  1. Thanks Victor! That did the trick.

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  2. I'm finding it's running super-slow compared to the last version on Ibex. You?

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  3. If you're wanting to use 5Z71, just use the deb package for Debian Sid instead.

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  4. Jim, I didn't notice that, while I did do some work on my WIP (which is not huge, but certainly not small either). What is going slow--the interface itself, compilation, playing the game?

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  5. All of the above. Even expanding from a small window to a full screen window has a lag. The compilation is a little slower, but the real deal breaker is the lag between each turn on the game. I'm back on the Windows version in the meanwhile.

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  6. Jim--I certainly don't have this lag. I think the best thing you can do is either post this problem on rec.arts.int-fiction, or contacting P.F.Chimento directly.

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  7. The issue I have is with Skein -- when I uncheck it in the preferences I'm lag free. Hooray! (I haven't used Skein anyway.) Dunno, maybe a gig and a half of ram is on the low side these days?

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  8. Thanks a lot! I was already worrying the eee pc was uncompatible with Inform >.<

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  9. I've found performance with recent versions of Inform 7 to be very slow in the editor, whether on my netbook or behemoth PC. I fixed this by turning off the "auto-indent after newline" option in the preferences. I was having to resort to using the Windows version myself until now.

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  10. +1 on the "uncheck auto-indent after newline" suggest for Ubuntu 10.04. Far sprightlier. Was unbearably slow on even a test story.

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  11. Ten thousand thanks for that newline suggestion, that worked a treat.

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