This is the Jamaican style of playing draught.

 

Requirements:  Linux, kde4.5 runtime or higher.

 

To compile draught you will need Cmake, qt4-dev-tools and  phonon installed on your computer.

Method 1

 

If you have a 64 bit Linux that uses the debian package manager  like Debian or Kubuntu

Then download the .deb instead of the .tar.gz file


This will install the 64 bit draughts without compiling on Linux using the debian package manager.

It will be installed for the user only, in user home /draught/exxe/  draught


You may have to use Firefox to download the **.deb file. Because Konqueror  may want to open it

online, a bit silly as the game is Qt and Kde is Qt.

 

1  navigate to the folder where you downloaded the .deb file, and type.

 

2  sudo dpkg -i name of file .deb  

 example sudo dpkg -i draught-7.0.1-Linux.deb

 

3 This will install draught in your home folder **/draught/exxe/   draught

 

4 change the owner of the directory draught. Say your user name is goat.

   Open console and type  sudo chown -R goat:goat /home/goat/draught

 

5  To run the game navigate to user home directory /draught/exxe/   and execute by clicking on    draught

 

You can also link draught to your desktop or add it to your menus

Then you can just click on it to play.

 

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Method 2

 

This is if you have to compile draughts.

Your system must have Cmake, qt4-dev-tools and phonon installed on your computer in order to compile draughts.

 

Download the tar.gz file instead of the .deb.

This will compile and install the game on Linux using the tar.gz file.

It will be installed for the user only, in the user home /draught/exxe/  draught

 

1 create a directory in your home directory, any name except draught, as draught is used to install it.

 

2 download the draught .tar.gz file and extract to the above directory you just created.

 

3  open a console and navigate to the build directory where you just extracted the files to.

 example cd  wherever you put it ?? /drz/draught/build, and type.

 

4  You may need to edit one line in the CMakeLists.txt file.

     Find the location of libphonon.so on your computer and set appropriately.

 

 SET(PHONON_LIBRARY  "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libphonon.so")

then type .

cmake ..  “please note the space and the two dots after cmake these are necessary”

 

5  make

 

6  make install

 

7 The game should now be ready to play.

 

8  To run the game navigate to user home directory /draught/exxe/   and execute, clicking on    draught

 

You can also link draught to your desktop or add it to your menus

Then you can just click on it to play.

 

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Method 3 not yet implemented

 

All you experts please help me to create a makefile and save some of these steps.

 

I wish I knew how to just do. Make and make install. Please help.

 

I am told that by modifying  CMakeLists.txt file the installation can be automated

creating the link for your desktop or adding it your menu's.

I am also told that by modifying  CMakeLists.txt file and recompiling, will make it install on MAC and Windows too.

 

I have not been successful in this and welcome any help.

If you wish to help please email me your new Makefile. To rucko4t@yahoo.com Thank you in advance.

 

Anyhow The game works perfectly in Linux as it is now.

 

Thank you for playing Jamaican Draughts Game.

Visit us sometime, we are a beautiful island in the Caribbean.

We have nice beaches friendly people, have lots of fun.

Enjoy!!

 

Unuseminucum  Feb 23 2012

 

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