I just finished a workshop with 17 professional software engineers coming from other languages to Prolog.
This was a big thing for them, and I think they took getting Prolog installed reasonably seriously.
Yet over 50% of them arrived with Prolog installs with no working graphics.
Install glitches I saw:
* The mac install rarely works, because xquartz isn’t there
* Windows install to a username with a unicode character is broken
* check_installation is a great tool, but fails to help beginners distinguish between things like JPL that are broken and only important if you’re going to use Java, and things like xpce, that leave you pretty broken.
* There are too many ways documented to do it, they conflict with each other, and overall we communicate how to install poorly.
Work may be bringing me to Amsterdam soon. Is it possible we could have a public day where we ask random engineers to come in and let us watch them install SWI-Prolog?
Then clean this area up.