Hey guys, I am new to Inform 7 and I almost gave up trying to get it running on Ubuntu 20 (in fact I simply gave up on gnome-inform7).
I do not really need the IDE so I resorted to figuring out just how compile and release directly from the CLI. I only know how to work with projects involving just a single story.ni file, so nothing too fancy given the Inform7 capabilities.
As a result I wrote a couple of short scripts to compile my simple story.ni using the i7 interface directly. Probably too simple and trivial for anyone knowing a little bit about the Inform7 infrastructure, but it would have save me a bunch of hours these days if I had it since I was not able to find much about how it works… Furthermore it will probably be easy to include extensions,etc into it for someone who knows more about Inform. So here it is, hopefully it will be useful to someone!
Given a story.ni these scripts can download and install Inform7 and release the story as a parchment play-in-browser page.
I was impressed with how fast this is compared with the “Go!” button in the windows IDE!