Changes between Version 17 and Version 18 of BuildingGtk


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Timestamp:
Dec 26, 2007 10:54:00 PM (14 years ago)
Author:
jmalonzo@unpluggable.com
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added autotools documentation

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    1515== Distributions ==
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    1917The WebKit/GTK+ API isn't stable and little thought has yet been given to packaging issues, so distributions should package this with caution as a kind of "preview" rather than a stable platform library.
     
    9795Currently the build system's of Gtk, Qt and Wx do not detect source changes very well. So unfortunately you should build from scratch every time. :( A work around is to use `ccache`.
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     97=== Building ===
     98 * Missing dependencies are not reported and force a user to take a closer look at the screen.
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     100== Using Autotools ==
     101
     102The Gtk+ port can now be built using autotools (autoconf, automake with libtool). To build the Gtk+ port using autotools just issue the following commands in the command-line:
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     104{{{
     105$ ./autogen.sh --prefix=/path/to/install/directory
     106$ make
     107}}}
     108
     109This will build a demo browser that uses the Gtk+ port in the `Programs/` directory which you can run using the following command:
     110
     111{{{
     112$ ./Programs/GtkLauncher
     113}}}
     114
     115To install the WebKit GTK+ library, simply issue
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     117{{{
     118$ make install
     119}}}
     120
     121The `configure` script also supports the different features WebKit/Gtk+ provide (e.g., SVG filters and animation features, HTML5 Video element support, etc..). Simply issuing
     122
     123{{{
     124$ ./configure --help
     125}}}
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     127in the command-line should give you a brief overview of what can be configured. Although you can build with these features enabled, it doesn't mean that the functionality is complete, let alone working properly. Feel free to submit a bug at http://bugs.webkit.org if you find something that is not working.
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    99130= Further links =
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    101131
    102132 * [wiki:"HackingGtk" the hacker's guide to WebKit/GTK+].
    103133 * [http://wiki.webvm.net/webkit/ Aplix UK's wiki on GTK+ dev]
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    107 === Building ===
    108  * Missing dependencies are not reported and force a user to take a closer look at the screen.