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README.md

The Rapicorn Toolkit

License MPL2 Build Status Binary Download

DESCRIPTION

Rapicorn is a graphical user interface (UI) toolkit for rapid development of user interfaces in C++ and Python. The user interface (UI) is designed in declarative markup language and is connected to the programming logic using data bindings and commands.

REQUIREMENTS

Rapicorn has been successfully build on Ubuntu x86-32 and x86-64. A number of dependency packages need to be installed:

apt-get install intltool librsvg2-dev libpango1.0-dev libxml2-dev \
  libreadline6-dev python2.7-dev python-enum34 \
  xvfb cython doxygen graphviz texlive-binaries pandoc

INSTALLATION

In short, Rapicorn needs to be built and installed with:

./configure
make -j`nproc`
make -j`nproc` check        # run simple unit tests
make install
make -j`nproc` installcheck # run module tests

Note that Rapicorn has to be fully installed to function properly. For non-standard prefixes, Python module imports need proper search path setups. The following commands shows two examples:

make python-call-info -C cython/

SUPPORT

If you have any issues, please let us know in the issue tracker or the mailing list / web forum:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/rapicorn
rapicorn@googlegroups.com

The developers can often be found chatting on IRC:

#beast IRC channel on GimpNet: irc.gimp.org

The distribution tarball includes Python and C++ tests and examples:

examples/  tests/

Documentation is provided online and locally (if installed in /usr):

BINARY PACKAGES

New source code pushed to the Rapicorn repository is automatically built and tested through a travis-ci script. Successful travis-ci builds also create binary Debian packages (latest version) which can be installed after adding an apt data source. Here is an example for Ubuntu wily, for other distributions substitute 'wily' with the name of one of our release builds:

# Enable HTTPS transports for apt
sudo apt-get -y install apt-transport-https ca-certificates
# Install the bintray key and add the beast-team packages
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 379CE192D401AB61
echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://dl.bintray.com/beast-team/deb wily main" |
  sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/beast-team.list
# Update package list and install Rapicorn
sudo apt-get update && apt-get -y install rapicorn

Please note, that these packages and building from upstream source often introduces API or ABI incompatibilities that the shared-object library version may not properly reflect. So rebuilding or manual adjustments for dependent packages may be needed. The official release tarballs on the project website do not have this problem.