Introduction to gtksourceview

The gtksourceview package contains libgtksourceview libraries. This is useful for extending the GTK text functions to include syntax highlighting.

Package Information

gtksourceview Dependencies


GNOME Virtual File System-2.14.2 and libgnomeprintui-2.12.1


GTK-Doc-1.6 and intltool-0.34.2

User Notes:

Installation of gtksourceview

Install gtksourceview by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) &&

This package does not come with a test suite, however, after the package is installed you can change to the tests directory in the source tree and issue ./test-widget to test the functionality of the libgtksourceview-1.0 library.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter instead of with $GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment and the package will be installed in the correct location.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild the API documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libgtksourceview-1.0.{so,a}
Installed Directories: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/gtksourceview-1.0, share/{gtk-doc/html/gtksourceview, gtksourceview-1.0}

Short Descriptions


contains function extensions for the GtkTextView widget.

Last updated on 2006-12-22 06:01:51 -0600