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This file is intented for people wishing to run Trelby using the sources,
i.e., not using a released package. This means mostly developers who want
to inspect/modify the code.
1. Requirements
===============
You will need Python (2.6 or 2.7) and wxWidgets (2.8) and its Python
bindings to run Trelby. You also need the lxml Python library
(http://lxml.de/).
To build the manual, you will also need xsltproc.
2. Preparing data files
=======================
Trelby needs special preparation for 3 of its data files. If you do not do
this, that aspect of the program will not work.
* Name list
$ make names.txt.gz
* Dictionary
$ make dict_en.dat.gz
* Manual
$ make manual.html
You can run "make dist", which prepares all 3 and also generates a Linux
distribution package which you can ignore.
2.5. Preparing for a Windows build
==================================
If you want to create the Windows package, you'll need to place the
Windows redistributable runtime file vcredist_x86.exe in the trelby
directory.
Be sure to have the following installed:
* python-2.7.2.msi
- py2exe-0.6.9.win32-py2.7.exe
- wxPython2.8-win32-unicode-2.8.12.1-py27.exe
- nsis-2.46-setup.exe
- lxml-2.3.win32-py2.7.exe
- pycrypto exe
Install vcredist_x86.exe locally. On Win Vista/7, msvcp90.dll will not be
under windows/system32, but under windows/winsxs. Hunt this file down,
and copy it over to system32. This just causes duplication, nothing else,
but is required so nsis won't complain about a missing DLL.
Finally ensure you had run make dist in the directory on a linux machine,
so all files are in place. (and ensure vcredist_x86.exe is here as well)
Then, on Windows, to create the installer:
1) cd <trelby directory>
2) build.bat
Your freshly created Setup-Trelby-<version>.exe should be ready.
3. Running Trelby in test mode
==============================
On Linux:
$ cd ~/trelby/
$ src/trelby.py --test
On Windows:
$ cd \trelby
$ python src/trelby.py --test sample.trelby
The file t.bat contains the last command.
4. Differences from packaged versions
=====================================
The "--test" command line argument makes Trelby differ from normal running
as follows:
-No splash window is displayed on startup.
-No global directory locations are used; configuration/state files
instead go under ".trelby" in the current directory.
-The following characters activate special behavior:
-"å": Load "sample.trelby".
-"¤": Call function MyCtrl.cmdTest.
-"½": Run speed tests.
(The above characters are in the ISO-8859-1 character set.)
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