Sugar-jhbuild will automatically download the latest of Sugar's dependencies as well as Sugar itself directly from their source repositories, rather than relying on source packages that may have become stale. Below are generic instructions on how to use sugar-jhbuild to get up and running with Sugar.
Note: Some Linux distributions may need or have special procedures; you can check the pages on installing Sugar to see if they are available.
In a suitable directory, execute
If you need to update sugar-jhbuild to a new version later, use
in the same directory.
Build sugar base system and its dependencies
Change directory and start the build.
cd sugar-jhbuild ./sugar-jhbuild update ./sugar-jhbuild build
This command launches the Sugar emulator:
To exit the emulator, press Alt-Q.
Run an individual activity
Within the sugar shell (./sugar-jhbuild shell), this command launches an individual activity for testing (from the mailing list):
sugar-activity [bundle name]
JHBuild has several other commands that can be useful for development. You can get an overview with:
A useful sequence of commands for building Sugar, from the Sugar mailing list:
./sugar-jhbuild update ./sugar-jhbuild build ./sugar-jhbuild run
To customize the build create a configuration file, named .olpc.jhbuildrc, in your home directory.
Write access to the repositories
If you have write access to the repositories you can add:
repos['gnome.org'] = ':ext:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/gnome' repos['mozilla.org'] = ':ext:email@example.com:/cvsroot' repos['git.laptop.org'] = 'git+ssh://dev.laptop.org/git/artwork'