Accessible front ends for Pleroma?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sat Nov 26 19:27:28 UTC 2022

Hello Jude,

Are you running Slint 15.0? If yes, my answer below applies, else please upgrade.

In Slint 15.0
slapt-src --serarch
finds it, then
slapt-src -i toot
installs it, which is of course the best way to get it.

If however you want to install it in ~/.local/bin, just type:
pip install toot

This also works and there is no need to upgrade BeautifulSoup, the output of
"pip install toot" says that all requirements are already satisfied including
Beautifulsoup (required version by pip: at least 4.5.0, installed 4.10.0.

There is no need to install pipenv in Sint 15.0 are pip is enough to get
packages not available through slapt-get or slapt-src.

I just realized that spi needs a rebuild for Slint 15.0, meanwhile you can just
use slapt-get and slapt-src directly.

Back on topic: about Pleroma I have no clue, not even knowing what it is, sorry.

Didier Spaier
Slint maintainer

Le 26/11/2022 à 14:55, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> I first got pipenv installed using pip3.9 on slint then installed toot.
> To run toot, I do pipenv shell first then run toot.  I haven't joined
> mastodon yet I need to figure that out.  Nearest server to me appears to
> be but I have to research that server.  What I don't
> know and maybe it is possible is how to configure toot so it also gets
> access into pluroma as well.
> I used pipenv install toot to install toot.  I couldn't do it with spi on
> slint since it needed packages slint hasn't yet got and a version of
> beautifulsoup which is old on slint.

> Jude <jdashiel at panix dot com> "There are four boxes to be used in
> defense of liberty:
>  soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
> -Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940)
> .
> On Sat, 26 Nov 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Oh it sounds like you want something like an app rather than a web front end
>> for a server. Sorry I misunderstood your question. Pleroma as I recall can use
>> anything that Mastodon can use as a client. That said, desktop clients for
>> these things tend to be harder to find. It appears to be easier to find phone
>> apps. On a desktop, your best bet may be the website of the server you join.
>> Most phone apps, at least on Android, appear to work with Talkback pretty
>> well, though it's worth noting that although I run my own Friendica server,
>> which does have Mastodon/Pleroma compatibility, I haven't tried a lot of the
>> Android apps just yet, as I find that the website serves my needs well enough
>> here, but of course your mileage may vary, especially if you're trying to join
>> a Pleroma server, which can have any number of front-end web services. I still
>> recommend trying the various clients you see, and look at the client list for
>> Mastodon as well, since the API's that clients use are said to be the same for
>> both.
>> ~Kyle
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