Building and running Evolution from CVS using 'jhbuild'
If you are interested to play with Evolution and you want to concentrate only on building and running Evolution from the CVS, you need not build the entire Gnome. Here are the steps to follow for building and running Evolution from CVS using 'jhbuild'.
The first step is setting up the environment for a build and setting up 'jhbuild' itself.
export WHOAMI=`id -un` # Create a directory for the gnome source code mkdir -p ~/cvs/gnome2 # Download jhbuild from cvs cd ~/cvs/gnome2 cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/gnome login # blank password -- just hit enter cvs -z3 -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvs/gnome checkout jhbuild # Install jhbuild (just creates some stuff in ~/bin/jhbuild) cd jhbuild make install # Setup .jhbuildrc to tell jhbuild what you want built (just use the # sample for now...) cp sample.jhbuildrc ~/.jhbuildrc # Create the directory where gnome will be installed; Make it owned by # the relevant user so we don't have to build as root sudo mkdir -p /opt/gnome2 sudo chown $WHOAMI:$WHOAMI /opt/gnome2 # Make sure the build environment is sane--get all necessary build # software. IMPORTANT: You should say yes to all the questions, # except possibly the python installation, even if you already have # the given program installed. jhbuild bootstrap
The next step will be building and installing the Evolution from CVS. This is quite simple with the help of 'jhbuild'.
# Now do the downloading of sources from CVS, building and installing Evolution jhbuild build evolution
Now that everything is ready and you just need to start the bleeding edge Evolution.
bash # Spawn a shell with all environment variables set to your build prefix jhbuild shell # The new Evolution would need the new version of the Bonobo server export BONOBO_ACTIVATION_PATH=/opt/gnome2/lib/bonobo/servers # Kill any instance of Bonobo server running # Now start the new Evolution evolution-2.4