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From: "Neil W. Van Dyke" <>
To: David Pirotte <>
Cc: guile-gtk <>
Subject: Re: gnome-guile, latest cvs, not found
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 14:20:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

I'm not a guile-gtk developer, but I spent at least two person-days
exploring the combinatorial explosion of different ways of building
guile-gtk (each time thinking I must be doing something wrong :), so
here's some recollections that may save someone else some headache:

  1. Unless the patch you mention is to make guile-gtk build against
     Guile 1.7.*, I believe you need Guile 1.5.*, which is labeled
     "branch_release-1-6" in CVS:
         cvs -z3 \ 
             co -r branch_release-1-6 guile/guile-core

  2. You will need a Gnome build environment -- not just a GTK one -- to
     run "" for guile-gtk.  (I had to install at least a
     couple dozen new Gnome-related libraries on my Debian Sid box in
     the course various build attempts, so I am not certain what the
     minimum subset of Gnome libraries you will need is.  If you're on
     Debian Sid already, the "gnome-common" package alone may be

  3. Though documentation in the latest guile-gtk release states that
     that it supports GTK 2 (1.3) in addition to 1.2, and you will see
     various support code for 2/1.3, Ariel has since clarified that only
     1.2 is supported now.

  4. Under GTK 1.2 and the Guile 1.5.* CVS versions I tried, some of the
     widget demos/tests result in runtime errors.  (These may be
     guile-gtk regressions due to Guile changes, so not necessarily
     guile-gtk's fault.)  Just, if/when you get runtime errors on the
     examples, don't worry that it's your fault.  If you have time to
     debug the causes, I'm sure Ariel would appreciate patches.

                                                        Neil W. Van Dyke

      parent reply	other threads:[~2002-02-07 22:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-02-07 13:45 David Pirotte
2002-02-07 14:16 ` David Pirotte
2002-02-07 14:20 ` Neil W. Van Dyke [this message]

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