Dependencies

Main Dependencies

G-Golf needs the following software to run:

Test-Suite Dependencies

G-Golf currently needs the following additional software to run its test-suite:

Examples Dependencies

Gtk-4.0 examples

G-Golf currently needs the following additional software to run its Gtk-4.0 examples:

  • Gtk-4.0 >= 4.8.0
  • Guile-Cairo > 1.11.2
  • G-Golf actually requires a patched version of guile-cairo that contains the following new interface (which is not in guile-cairo 1.11.2): cairo-pointer->context.

Adwaita examples

G-Golf currently needs the following additional software to run its Adw-1 examples:

Install from the tarball

Here is the latest G-Golf 0.8.0-rc-2 release, with its GPG binary signature.

Assuming you have satisfied the dependencies, open a terminal and proceed with the following steps:

Happy G-Golf!

Install from the source

G-Golf uses Git for revision control, hosted on Savannah, you may browse the sources repository here.

There are currently 2 [important] branches: master and devel. G-Golf stable branch is master, developments occur on the devel branch.

So, to grab, compile and install from the source, open a terminal and:

The above steps ensure you're using G-Golf bleeding edge stable version. If you wish to participate to G-Golf, checkout the devel branch:

Happy hacking!

Notes

  1. The default and --prefix install locations for source modules and compiled files (in the absence of --with-guile-site) are:
    • $(datadir)/g-golf
    • $(libdir)/g-golf/guile/$(GUILE_EFFECTIVE_VERSION)/site-ccache

    If you pass --with-guile-site, these becomes:

    • the Guile global site directory
    • the Guile site-ccache directory

  2. The configure step reports these locations as the content of the sitedir and siteccachedir variables, respectivelly the source modules and compiled files install locations.

    After installation, you may consult these variables using pkg-config:

    • pkg-config g-golf-1.0 --variable=sitedir
    • pkg-config g-golf-1.0 --variable=siteccachedir

  3. To install G-Golf, you must have write permissions to the default or $prefix dir and its subdirs, as well as to both Guile's global site and site-ccache directories if --with-guile-site was passed.
  4. Like for any other GNU Tool Chain compatible software, you may install the documentation locally using make install-info, make install-html and/or make install-pdf.
  5. Last but not least, G-Golf comes with a test-suite, which we recommend you to run (especially before reporting bugs):
    • make check