Commit 05e62bbd authored by Paolo Borelli's avatar Paolo Borelli

Add more info in the HACKING file

Try to address some question raisead on IRC.
parent 983d4c0c
guidelines for gedit
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Source code repository
======================
gedit source code is maintained using the git version control system
and is available at the following location:
......@@ -14,6 +14,28 @@ A Web Interface is available at:
http://git.gnome.org/cgit/gedit
Building from git
=================
When building from a git checkout you will need to run the
autogen.sh script which takes care of running automake, autoconf,
etc and then run "configure" for you. You can pass options like
--prefix to autogen.sh and they will be forwarded to the configure
script.
Note that you cannot run gedit from its build directory: you need
to install it with "make install". For this reason it is highly
recommended that you install in a separate prefix instead of
overwriting your system binaries. Note however that when running
gedit from a custom prefix you will need to set many environment
variables accordingly, for instance PATH and XDG_DATA_DIR.
The JHBuild tool can take care of all this for you.
Commit guidelines
=================
Please don't commit directly to the git repository unless
you have been given the green light to commit freely to gedit.
When in doubt assume you haven't ;-).
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