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All you need to know when hacking (modifying) GNU gettext or when building
it off the git repository.
Requirements
============
You will need reasonably recent versions of the build tools:
* A C compiler; on Cygwin or mingw also a C++ compiler. Such as GNU GCC.
+ Homepage:
http://gcc.gnu.org/
* GNU automake
+ Homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/
* GNU autoconf
+ Homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/
* GNU m4
+ Homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/m4/
* GNU bison
+ Homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/bison/
* GNU gperf
+ Homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/gperf/
* GNU groff 1.17 or newer
+ Homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/groff/
* GNU texinfo
+ Homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/
* GNU emacs or XEmacs
+ Homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/
http://www.xemacs.org/
* Perl
+ Homepage:
http://www.perl.org/
* TeX (for making the doc in .dvi, .ps or .pdf format)
+ Homepage:
http://tug.org/teTeX/
* Either an internet connection or a recent copy of GNU gnulib.
+ Homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/
* GNU tar (for creating distributable tarballs)
+ Homepage:
http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/
And, of course, the packages listed in the DEPENDENCIES file.
Building off the git repository
===============================
Access to the git repository is described at
http://savannah.gnu.org/git/?group=gettext
After fetching the sources from the repository, peek at the comments in
autogen.sh, then run "./autogen.sh"; then you can proceed with "./configure"
as usual.
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