I've been doing some work on the GUI for 0compile, used to build programs from source. Here are some screen-shots showing how we can download and compile ROX-CLib.
In the properties for Stephen's ROX-CLib's interface, the Compile button is now available:
We'll need the source code, plus GTK, Pango and GLib header files (and ATK?). We are prompted to choose the versions to be used:
The chosen versions are downloaded from the appropriate sites:
The 0compile GUI appears, with some instructions:
Clicking on the Build button compiles the downloaded source code:
Finally, we can either register the new build (so that the new version appears in the list of available versions for ROX-Clib, alongside the official builds), or publish it. Publishing it requires us to say where we'll put it:
The result of this is a rox-clib-src-2.1.9-pre2.tar.bz2, which we can upload to an FTP server. The ROX-CLib-src-2.1.9-pre2.xml file contains the appropriate information to cut-and-paste into Stephen's main ROX-CLib XML feed, or I can sign the feed and publish it myself.