Commit 86c4a9b2 authored by Sven Neumann's avatar Sven Neumann Committed by Sven Neumann

an attempt to improve our installation instructions.

2003-10-24  Sven Neumann  <sven@gimp.org>

	* INSTALL: an attempt to improve our installation instructions.
parent 36965d27
2003-10-24 Sven Neumann <sven@gimp.org>
* INSTALL: an attempt to improve our installation instructions.
2003-10-24 Dave Neary <bolsh@gimp.org>
* tools/pdbgen/pdb/paths.pdb: Applied a patch from
THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT VERSION OF THE GIMP !! YOU SHOULD BE USING THE
STABLE VERSION 1.2 INSTEAD !! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT VERSION OF THE GIMP!
If you are looking for the stable version, use GIMP 1.2. We do
however encourage you to try GIMP-1.3. Read on further to learn more
about the installation process...
There are some basic steps to building and installing the GIMP:
There are some basic steps to building and installing the GIMP.
The most important part is to make sure the requirements for a build
are fulfilled. We depend on a number of tools and libraries which are
listed below. For libraries this means you need to also have the
header files installed.
1. You need to have installed a recent version of pkg-config available
from http://www.freedesktop.org/software/pkgconfig/.
......@@ -14,16 +22,18 @@ There are some basic steps to building and installing the GIMP:
with GTK+-1.2.
3. We require PangoFT2, a Pango backend that uses FreeType2. Make sure
you have FreeType2 installed before you compile Pango. It can be
downloaded from http://www.freetype.org/.
you have FreeType2 and fontconfig installed before you compile Pango.
FreetType2 can be downloaded from http://www.freetype.org/.
Fontconfig from http://x2.freedesktop.org/software/fontconfig.
4. We use libart2. Grab the module libart_lgpl out of GNOME CVS or
fetch the tarball from
ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/libart_lgpl/
5. You may want to install other third party libraries or programs that
are needed for some of the available plugins: tiff, png, jpeg,
print, helpbrowser, ...
are needed for some of the available plugins. We recommend to check
that the following libraries are installed: libpng, libjpeg,
libtiff, gimp-print (4.2.x), gtkhtml-2, libmng, librsvg.
6. Configure the GIMP by running the `configure' script. You may want
to pass some options to it, see below.
......@@ -36,6 +46,10 @@ There are some basic steps to building and installing the GIMP:
with an installed stable version of The GIMP, we install a binary
called gimp-1.3.
Unless you are experienced with building software from source, you
should not attempt to build all these libraries yourself. We suggest
you check if your distributor has development packages of them.
Please make sure you don't have any old GTK+-2.x, jpeg, etc. libraries
lying around on your system, otherwise configure may fail to find the
new ones.
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