The Amazing Rules Of TAROT

This is the repository of the Tarot source code. Welcome!

1 Download the software

You have several options.

1.1 Use a supported package manager

Package managers are recommended since they let you stay up to date with each release. Tarot tries to be available with as many package managers as possible, however there are a few restrictions.

1.1.1 You're running a debian- or ubuntu-based system

You can install tarot system-wide. Run these commands as root.

## Install the packages for custom repositorise
apt install -y wget gnupg apt-transport-https

## Add the tarot signing key
wget -O- | apt-key add -

## Add the archive
wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tarot.list

## Update your list of packages
apt update

## Install the package
apt install tarot

1.1.2 You're running any GNU/Linux: Use Flatpak

Configure flatpak with these easy steps:

# Add the GNOME repo for the runtime dependencies; remove "--user" for
# system-wide installation.
flatpak --user remote-add --if-not-exists gnome \

# Add the tarot repo
flatpak --user remote-add --if-not-exists tarot \

# Install the package
flatpak --user install -y tarot eu.planete_kraus.Tarot

For developers: the Flatpak manifest is at It is updated with each release with a short delay.

1.1.3 Your favorite package manager is not listed here

Please tell me. There are a few restrictions on which package managers are listed here:

  • the package managers should be free software (free as in;
  • the package manager should not build the package with a non-free toolchain;
  • the package manager should either be decentralized (it should be possible to use it without its "main" archive) or its archive should have a clear policy on accepting only free software.

1.2 Download the latest release

There is a Windows installer available here:

The latest release is always available online at Once extracted, you should run:

./configure && make && sudo make install

2 Documentation

There are several sources of documentation. There is an online version of the manual at

Less interestingly, there is a developer blog at

If you have a bug, you don't understand something, or have a dream, come and share it with me on the fediverse ( or by email.


Author: Vivien Kraus


Created: 2019-03-21 Thu 23:46