Introduction to Tepl

The Tepl package contains a library that eases the development of GtkSourceView-based text editors and IDEs.



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Package Information

Tepl Dependencies


gsettings-desktop-schemas-45.0, ICU-73.2, libgedit-amtk-5.8.0, libgeditsourceview-299.0.4, and uchardet-0.0.8


GTK-Doc-1.33.2 (for documentation) and Valgrind-3.21.0

Installation of Tepl

Install Tepl by running the following commands:

mkdir tepl-build &&
cd    tepl-build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr       \
            --buildtype=release \
            -Dgtk_doc=false     \
            .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dgtk_doc=false: Disables building the API documentation. Remove if you have GTK-Doc-1.33.2 installed and wish to build the API documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libtepl-6.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/tepl-6 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/tepl-6.0

Short Descriptions


contains convenience functions for GtkSourceView4-based programs