A huge collection of over 80 Solitaire card games for the GNOME desktop environment
Aisleriot is an open source piece of software that provides users with a collection of over 80 types of Solitaire card games for the GNOME desktop environment. Besides, this game is easily played only with the help of the mouse.
Over 80 card games in a single package
The following types of Solitaire card games are included in this application: Agnes, Athena, Auld, Lang Syne, Aunt Mary, Backbone, Bakers Dozen, Bakers Game, Beleaguered Castle, Block Ten, Bristol, Camelot, Canfield, Carpet, Chessboard, Clock, Cover, Cruel, Diamond Mine, Doublets, Eagle Wing, Easthaven, Eight Off, Elevator, Escalator, First Law, and Fortress.
Furthermore, we can mention Fortunes, Fourteen, Freecell, Gaps, Gay Gordons, Glenwood, Golf, Gypsy, Helsinki, Hopscotch, Isabel, Jamestown, Jumbo, Kansas, King Albert, Kings Audience, Klondike, Labyrinth, Lady Jane, Maze, Monte Carlo, Napoleon’s Tomb, Neighbor, Odessa, Osmosis, Peek, Pileon, Plait, Poker, Quatorze, Royal East, Saratoga, Scorpion, Scuffle, Seahaven, Sir Tommy, and Spiderette.
In addition to the above, the program also includes the Spider, Spider Three Decks, Straight Up, Streets And Alleys, Ten Across, Thieves, Thirteen, Thumb And Pouch, Treize, Triple Peaks, Union Square, Valentine, Westhaven, Whitehead, Will O The Wisp, Yield, Yukon, and Zebra card games.
Under the hood
The program has been written in the C programming language and its graphical user interface uses the latest GTK+ GUI toolkit, that’s way it is attached to the GNOME desktop environment. However, it can also be installed under any other open source graphical desktop, as long as all requirements are met.
It is also important to mention here that the rules for the aforementioned games were written in Scheme, the GNOME scripting language. It is available for download as a source archive, allowing users to configure, compile and install the application on any GNU/Linux operating system.
Overall, Aisleriot is a great software, specifically designed for the GNOME desktop environment, providing users with a huge collection of Solitaire (also known as Sol) games for all ages and genre.