I'm happy to formally announce the Grotesque project, which is an interactive fiction library manager, primarily for Linux. *UPDATE*
: you can now download a Windows version of it!
Some of you may already be familiar with the project. Indeed, it's been around for a couple years, but its last release in 2009 was version 0.2.1 and didn't have many features. With the permission of the original author, I resumed development this summer and I have since implemented many of the features that I think it was lacking, enough for me to decide to bump the version number up to 0.9.
Grotesque 0.9 features:
- Full Treaty of Babel bibliography support
- Fetch bibliographical information from IFDB
- Fetch and display cover art from IFDB
- Fetch and display (average) star ratings from IFDB (which can be
overridden with your own rating)
- Quickly filter your library by author, genre, group, year published,
forgiveness and minimum rating. Search the library by title (click in
the library and start typing)
- Edit story entries
- Show/hide the bibliographic columns of your choosing
- Mark stories as new/played
- Improved story description layout
- Faster loading time for large libraries
- Recursively import a directory tree
With an eye to the future, there are two flavors available, one built for GTK2 and one for GTK3. If you aren't sure which to download, get the GTK2 version. Currently, I think only users of up-to-date Fedora, Arch, and OpenSUSE, for example, will have GTK3. Ubuntu will have it in the 11.10 release this October.Homepage
Downloads (current version: 0.9.3
)http://grotesque.sourceforge.net/download.htmlArch Linux AUR
It's ready and Gentoo (and other Portage-based distros, like Sabayon or Calculate) users can now install it from the interactive-fiction overlay
. The full package name is "games-util/grotesque". If you don't yet have that overlay added in your system, add it with:
layman -a interactive-fiction
After that, simply install Grotesque as you do any other package:
At the moment, only the Gtk 2 version is provided.
*need packaging volunteers*RPM
*need packaging volunteers*
So, give it a try and let me know what you think! Thanks!!
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