[Accessibility-testing] Linux Interpreters

Andrew Plotkin erkyrath at eblong.com
Fri Jul 13 10:13:52 EDT 2018

On Fri, 13 Jul 2018, Jason McIntosh wrote:

> Thanks for this, Austin. Replies inline, below...
> On Jul 13, 2018, at 2:29 AM, Austin Seraphin <austin at austinseraphin.com> wrote:
>> I tried installing Gargoyle using the gargoyle-git package from the AUR.
>> The standard gargoyle package didn't compile. The app had no
>> accessibility using Orca.
> By “AUR” you mean the package repository for Arch Linux, specifically?
> Question to the group: are we going to be picky about what we accept in terms of “the Linux version” for any software, or will we accept the use of any reasonably up-to-date linux distro?
>> The glkterm AUR package only contains a library, not a binary.
>> The lectrote-bin AUR package has a similar situation, ironically.
> Zarf, any input / advice on this?

GlkTerm is a library; it's meant to be compiled together with Glulxe. I 
don't remember how Linux distros usually handle this.

Lectrote is an app, so I have no idea what Arch is doing there.

>> Linux does have a version of Frotz, but it didn't run the file.
> That’s surprising! What happened when you tried?

Frotz on most platforms is Z-machine only. iOS Frotz is an exception; it's 
really "Frotz plus other interpreters, but we didn't change the name 
because that would be confusing."

>> On a related note, should I test any Android apps?
> It doesn’t look like we included Android on our list of platforms, so 
> I don’t think you need to — but feel free if you’re curious about 
> it. Maybe we should add at least one Android terp to the list, just the 
> balance the one iOS one that’s there…?

The most recent Android IF app is Fabularium, mentioned in this thread: 


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