[PC-BSD Dev] Helping out
kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Oct 25 13:29:25 PDT 2010
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On 10/24/2010 23:27, Jared Barneck wrote:
> I would like to help out in my spare time (which isn't much but it is better
> than nothing).
> 1. Is there a document for building a development environment?
> 2. Is there a specific IDE that is commenly used? I see .pro files but I
> am not familiar with that extension, though inside they look similar to make
> I am interested in working on the pcbsd-netmanager to start with, since I
> have been testing that some lately.
Glad to help you get digging into the source code.
There's only some basic info on our trac wiki right now about getting
source and such:
As for an IDE, I personally just use "vim" for editing source, then for
any QT UI design I use 'designer-qt4' to modify the .ui files. The .pro
file is a type of make file used by "qmake-qt4" which, in turn creates
the working Makefile you expect. So for example, you would run
"qmake-qt4 pc-netmanager.pro", and that would spit out a Makefile, then
you can run "make && make install" to do the actual compile.
Here's some good docs on qmake if you are curious as to how it works:
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate!
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