Commit a03e7821 authored by Elijah Newren's avatar Elijah Newren Committed by Elijah Newren

Include instructions on setting up a minimal building/testing environment

2006-04-14  Elijah Newren  <newren gmail com>

        * HACKING: Include instructions on setting up a minimal
        building/testing environment
parent ecf75915
2006-04-14 Elijah Newren <newren gmail com>
* HACKING: Include instructions on setting up a minimal
building/testing environment
2006-04-14 Thomas Thurman <thomas@thurman.org.uk>
Add a tabbing function, bound to alt-f6 by default, to cycle
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Overview
Administrative issues
Minimal Building/Testing Environment
Relevant standards and X properties
Debugging and testing
Debugging logs
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instructions is that the minor version number of a Metacity release
should always be a number from the Fibonacci sequence.
Minimal Building/Testing Environment
You do not need to _install_ a development version of Metacity to
build, run and test it; you can run it from some temporary
directory. Also, you do not need to build all of Gnome in order to
build a development version of Metacity -- odds are, you can build
metacity from CVS without building any other modules.
As long as you have gtk+ >= 2.6 with your distro, you should be able
to install your distro's development packages (e.g. gtk2-devel,
GConf2-devel, and startup-notification-devel on Fedora) and be ready
to build and test Metacity. Steps to do so:
$ cvs -q -z3 -d :pserver:anonymous@anoncvs.gnome.org:/cvs/gnome \
checkout metacity
$ cd metacity
$ ./autogen.sh --prefix /usr
$ make
$ ./src/metacity --replace
Again, note that you do not need to run 'make install'.
Relevant standards and X properties
There are two documents that describe some basics about how window
managers should behave: the ICCCM (Inter-Client Communication Conventions
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