Want to setup an IDE to debug / develop synfig ? (under Windows)
Here, we will not discuss of witch IDE is better or if real hacker do all with vi/emacs
Install GIT, other tools and clone the code
This assume you read the section "Clone the code from git"
Before to setup any IDE, you will have to prepare the synfig-build environment under Windows. It requires administrator rights.
Here is the original "Usage notes" from synfigstudio-cygwin-mingw-build.sh (by Konstantin Dmitriev). We will follow it step-by-step!
# * Download and install Git (http://msysgit.github.io/). # * Open Git Bash and execute following commands: # ** mkdir C:\synfig-build # ** cd C:\synfig-build # ** git clone https://github.com/synfig/synfig.git # ** mkdir cygwin-dist # ** cd synfig # ** git config --global core.autocrlf input # ** exit # * Download Cygwin setup binary (http://www.cygwin.com/) and save it into C:\synfig-build\cygwin-dist\ directory. # * Run Cygwin setup and install with the default parameters. # * Download and install NSIS >=3.0 (http://nsis.sourceforge.net/). Install into C:\synfig-build\NSIS\ directory. # * (64-bit build only!) Download and install 7zip (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7z920-x64.msi). Install into C:\synfig-build\7zip\ directory. # * Open Cygwin console (with administrator previlegies) and run the build script: # ** bash C:/synfig-build/synfig/autobuild/synfigstudio-cygwin-mingw-build.sh # * Installation bundle will be written to C:\synfig-build\ # # # = Other notes = # * Builds from current repository, current revision. So you should manually checkout the desired revision to build # * Executing script without arguments makes a full clean build and produces installer package # * You can pass arguments to the script to invoke particular stage. # Available stages: mkprep, mketl, mksynfig, mksynfigstudio, mkpackage # Example: # synfigstudio-cygwin-mingw-build.sh mkpackage # * You can pass a custom command to be invoked in the build environment. # Example (executes make with respect to the build environment): # synfigstudio-cygwin-mingw-build.sh make -j2
Be aware that the lines with ** have to be executed in Git Bash. If you don't, you will meet some nasty side-effects during the first build and you may lose your sanity!
Download and install Git
If you already installed Git, you can skip this section.
Visit the original website [] and click on the big download button.
You will be redirected on the GitHub page with the last version, offered as 32 and 64bit.
You will install it with (most of) the default values, like on the screenshots below (featuring my mouse cursor as a Guest Star).
Clone the Code
Start Git Bash as Administrator and type exactly all the following commands at the prompt.
If you don't, you will notice it soon!
mkdir C:\synfig-build cd C:\synfig-build git clone https://github.com/synfig/synfig.git mkdir cygwin-dist cd synfig git config --global core.autocrlf input exit