Aug 14, 2012

Autotools Tutorial for Python and GTK+

Package Python GTK+ applications with the GNU Build System

Table of Contents

  1. 1   Preface
  2. 2   Introduction to Autotools
  3. 3   Getting Started: A Simple Example
    1. 3.1   The Project Directory Structure
    2. 3.2   The "Hello World" Application
    3. 3.3   Autoconf and the Autoconf Input File: configure.ac
    4. 3.4   Automake and Automake Input Files: Makefile.am
    5. 3.5   Configure, Make, Make Install
    6. 3.6   A Local Installation
    7. 3.7   Creating a Source Distribution (tarball)
  4. 4   Installing Application Icons
    1. 4.1   What is a "Named" Icon?
    2. 4.2   Creating Application Icons
    3. 4.3   Adding Icons to the Project Tree
    4. 4.4   Setting the Application Icon in Code
  5. 5   Creating a Desktop Entry
    1. 5.1   The .desktop File
    2. 5.2   Add hello-world.desktop to AC_CONFIG_FILES
    3. 5.3   Specify Installation Rules in Makefile.am
    4. 5.4   How Different Environments Implement .desktop Files
  6. 6   User Interface Files
    1. 6.1   The Glade UI File
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