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Contents: [Building the libraries from source] [Building the examples] [Building the documentation] [Uninstalling the libraries] [Dependencies] [Getting help] [Building the libraries from source] To build and install the library, you must have a GNU Make-compatible program. DOS users can use the DJGPP development system, which can be found here, http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/ Windows users can use MSYS, which can be found here, http://mingw.org Linux users typically have GNU Make-compatible program already on the system. Also, development packages of some external libraries may be needed to build the FreeBASIC Extended Library on Linux (see [Dependencies] below). To build the libraries, enter the root dir--the one containing this file--and type the following commands, make make MT=1 This will build two static libraries: a single- and a multi- threaded version. The multi-threaded version of the library need not be built if the library is not going to be used in a multi-threaded application. To install the libraries, enter the root dir and type, make install Linux users may need to run the command with root privilages. This will install the libraries and header files in the default FreeBASIC installation directory. If you wish to install to a different directory, type, make install INSTALLDIR=path If your Linux build is set up as standalone you will need to install using this command: make install INSTALLDIR=/prefix STANDALONE=1 In either case, the libraries will be installed under lib/<target>, where <target> is one of dos, win32 or linux, and the header files will be placed in inc/ext. NOTE: path must be an absolute path. By default msys mounts drive C: at /c, so the directory C:\mydir must be specified as /c/mydir. Other options available to the makefile are: NDEBUG - use NDEBUG=1 to build the non-debug version of the library VERBOSE - VERBOSE=0 produces little output, VERBOSE=2 produces extra output, the default is VERBOSE=1. TARGET - not required on Linux or Windows, use TARGET=dos on DOS. PROFILE - use PROFILE=1 to add profiling information to the library. EXX - use EXX=1 to add null pointer and out of bounds checking. OPT - use OPT="other fbc options" to add options to the compilers command line. [Building the examples] After the libraries are built, you may wish to build the example programs included in the package. Enter the root directory and type, make examples This will build the example programs under <root>/examples. [Building the documentation] The FreeBASIC Extended Library uses NaturalDocs to build its documentation, which can be found here: http://www.naturaldocs.org/ Building the documentation should not be necessary, as up-to-date online documentation can be found at http://ext.freebasic.net/dev-docs/ but should you decide to do so, the process is familiar: enter the root directory and type, make docs make install-docs This will build and install HTML documentation under <path>/doc/ext/HTML, where path is the default FreeBASIC installation directory. Again, to install to a different directory, use the INSTALLDIR make option. [Uninstalling the libraries] To uninstall the FreeBASIC Extended Library, enter the root directory and type, make uninstall If you installed the library in a different location using the INSTALLDIR make option, then you must use the same option here, like, make uninstall INSTALLDIR=path This will remove all of the installed files, but none of the directories created under <path>. [Dependencies] Some portions of the FreeBASIC Extended Library may depend on external libraries in order to link properly. At this time, these libraries are: the FreeType Project (http://www.freetype.org/) zlib (http://www.zlib.net/) jpeg (http://www.ijg.org/) sqlite3 (http://www.sqlite.org/) Windows shared libraries (DLLs) are included in the package and can be found under <root>/bin/*.dll. These shared libraries must be placed either in a known path, or in the directory in which your appplication is located. Linux users will need to acquire the following packages (and their development packages, when building the FreeBASIC Extended Library): libfreetype6 libz1 jpeg6 sqlite3 [Getting help] Official website - http://ext.freebasic.net Documentation - http://ext.freebasic.net/dev-docs/ IRC - #freebasic-ext on irc.freenode.net Mailing List: email@example.com