AAlib-1.4rc5

Introduction to AAlib

AAlib is a library to render any graphic into ASCII Art.

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Package Information

AAlib Dependencies

Optional

Xorg Libraries, Xorg Legacy Fonts (runtime), slang-2.3.2, and GPM-1.20.7

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/aalib

Installation of AAlib

Fix a minor problem with the included m4 file:

sed -i -e '/AM_PATH_AALIB,/s/AM_PATH_AALIB/[&]/' aalib.m4

Install AAlib by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr             \
            --infodir=/usr/share/info \
            --mandir=/usr/share/man   \
            --with-ncurses=/usr       \
            --disable-static          &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Contents

Installed Programs: aafire, aainfo, aalib-config, aasavefont, and aatest
Installed Library: libaa.so
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

aafire

is a demo of AAlib, rendering an animated fire in ASCII Art

aainfo

provides information for your current settings related to AAlib

aalib-config

provides configuration info for AAlib

aasavefont

saves a font to a file

aatest

shows the abilities of AAlib in a little test

libaa.so

is a collection of routines to render any graphical input in portable format to ASCII Art. It can be used through many programs and has a very well documented API, so you can easily put it into your own programs