The aim of this spec is to suggest to create a meta-package that installs all the external dependencies needed to build GNOME HEAD in a jhbuild environment.


A lot of new GNOME contributors try to build the HEAD version using jhbuild. Currently it's far from being trivial and some users are quickly discouraged. Some projects try to make this process easier. For example jhAutobuild provides a way to centralise build results.

I suggest than we create a meta-package named jhbuild-dependencies that install all the external dependencies needed to build GNOME using jhbuild. It will be easier for a new user to just install this package instead to look for a dependencies list often outdated unfortunately.

Use cases




Outstanding issues

BoF agenda and discussion


JhbuildDependencies (last edited 2008-08-06 16:35:29 by localhost)