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This file is to help you configure, build and install Gource for your system.
1. Dependencies
2. Building
3. Configure Options
1. Dependencies
Gource requires the following libraries to compile (package names may vary):
SDL 1.2 (libsdl1.2-dev)
SDL Image 1.2 (libsdl-image1.2-dev)
PCRE3 (libpcre3-dev)
Freetype 2 (libfreetype6-dev)
GLEW (libglew-dev)
GLM (libglm-dev) >= 0.9.3
Boost Filesystem >= 1.46 (libboost-filesystem-dev)
TinyXML (libtinyxml-dev)
SDL Image needs to have been built with support PNG and JPEG images.
GLM is a header only library that you can get from if your distribution does not include it.
2. Building
If you got the source directly from the Gource.git repository, you will first
need to run autoreconf to generate the configure script:
autoreconf -f -i
You also need to initialize and update the submodules:
git submodule init
git submodule update
Generic build instructions for Linux/Mac OS:
make install
Building on Windows:
On Windows I recommend compiling the project file gource.win32.cbp
for the Code Blocks IDE (
A pre-built version for Windows is normally available from the homepage.
Gource expects SDL to have been built with the NO_STDIO_REDIRECT flag.
3. Configure Options
By default Gource will install some GNU FreeFont TTF Fonts on your system.
If you already have these fonts, you can configure Gource to use them with:
./configure --enable-ttf-font-dir=/path/to/freefont/
Gource includes a copy of the TinyXML library. To make Gource build against
the system library of TinyXML use:
./configure --with-tinyxml
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