I was wondering if it’s posible to install Seamly2d on a MacMini G4 PPC. I have installed Ubuntu on it and seems a little unstable, but hopefully that can be worked out… I just wonder if I can use it to basically just run Seamly2d. How demanding is it? and would I have all the dependencies needed.
I am not very knowledgeable about Linux, and what I know was some time ago… Mainly with FreeBSD. Not afraid with tinkering with it though… I get this idea that Seamly2d would run good on this machine and give it something useful to do, but I could be totally wrong… I am running Seamly on a MacBook but sometimes I have a million things open and would enjoy using it on a 20" without having to share with other stuff…
Personally, I’m on Windows, and I’m definitely not knowledgeable on the subject, but there is a download for Ubuntu. I’d say… download, install and try it out. Everything needed for the program to run it packaged in the installation file and Seamly2D doesn’t use many resources. It’s really a very light program considering what it does.
What version of ubuntu do you use @Peregrin4? I have several versions of ubuntu installed on an intel based PC. I will be happy to help you. You need to follow the “Download” option at the top of this forum and click on the rightmost of the three options near the bottom of the page.
That will lead you to to a descriptive page at “launchpad” which is the preferred way to catalog a “PPA” containing libraries for Ubuntu. You will need to open a terminal window on your ubuntu system and enter the three command lines each starting with the word “sudo” listed on that page.
The result will be that you add the repository, update the symbol table, and install the Seamly2d software.
Please try to follow these instructions and feel free to ask if you need further help
I just read your second question, and yes, the builds are for the amd64 and i386 architecture. I believe that you are able to get source libraries and do the compile and build yourself. Packaging and releasing a version of Seamly for your architecture might be useful to others and once you get it working on your own machine the packaging might be something you would like to donate to the community.
I hope it is a 64 bit. Download Ubuntu Desktop | Download | Ubuntu If it is a 32 bit, you will need to install the 16.04.04 version (an older version and the last long term supported 32 bit I think) Xenial is the named designation for the 16.xx versions of Ubuntu. I do most of my work on “Bionic” which is the 18.04 version.