How to install Gloobus-Nautilus from Trunk

Asked by Pierre Slamich

To test the nautilus version John and me are working on:

0. Dependences for clutter
sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev

1. Download the latest version of clutter clutter-gtk:

Unzip them
Compile and install it:
sudo make install

1.5 Export the library path
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib

2. You need to install gnome-common, gtk-doc-tools, gnome-desktop, libunique and dbus-glib, as well as the development version of those packages. (add -dev to the end)

sudo apt-get install gnome-common gtk-doc-tools libgnome-desktop-dev libunique-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libxml2-dev libgail-dev

3. Download nautilus from my Git repository (the clutter branch)
git clone git://
cd nautilus
git checkout origin/clutter

4. Build the test program
      cd src/file-manager && make -f Makefile.covflow && ./test-covflow
This will launch the C version, not the one integrated inside Nautilus.
To see the one with Nautilus, do the following steps (5 to 6)

5. Build nautilus with –enable-clutter-view
cd ..
cd ..
 ./ --disable-tracker --disable-beagle --disable-xmp --enable-clutter-view --prefix=/usr

6. Run the newly build nautilus
      cd src
      ./nautilus -q
      ./nautilus –no-desktop

7. If you wish to install it on a permanent basis (warning, it's still very buggy), you can do:
sudo make install

8.Then, when you pull the git for newer versions, do steps 3 to 4 if you use the C version or 5 to 7 if you installed the nautilus integrated version.

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