Alice is a simple GUI widget library, powered by OpenGL (ES) and controlled from Lua. It currently builds and runs on OS X and the Raspberry Pi, although as it uses SDL, it should be easy to port to standard Linux environments and Windows.
You will need the following frameworks:
- SDL2 2.0 http://www.libsdl.org/download-2.0.php
- SDL2_image 2.0 http://www.libsdl.org/projects/SDL_image/
- Lua 5.2 https://github.com/derkyjadex/Lua-Framework
After you have installed these to
/Library/Frameworks, you will be able to
build the Xcode project, or use scons. This should work for 10.6+, but may also
work for earlier versions.
Alice builds and runs on the Raspbian distribution, but should probably work on
others, as long as you have the VideoCore libraries in
/opt/vc. Use your
favourite package management interface to install the following packages:
You will need to build and install SDL2 from source http://hg.libsdl.org/SDL. Raspberry Pi support was initially added in changeset e4c38f17bfad (2013-09-28), so you will need to build from at least this version, or a newer one.
You will also need to install SDL2_image. This is not available in Wheezy, so you need to build this from source http://hg.libsdl.org/SDL_image/.
Once these are installed, simply run
scons from the root of the project in
order to build the library.
For some sample code using Alice, see the Alice Demo project, https://github.com/derkyjadex/alice-demo.
Alice is released under the MIT licence. It uses the "Ubuntu Mono" font, which is covered by the Ubuntu Font Licence.
See COPYING for more details.