Gnome-Pie: Installation

Installation of Gnome-Pie is easy!

Besides from installing from source there are other ways to install Gnome-Pie. I maintain a PPA for easy installation on ubuntu-ish distributions and there are several repositories for other distributions, like Arch Linux.

Installation from my PPA

This works for Ubuntu and similar distributions. Simply enter the following commands in a terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-pie

When this is done, you can launch the application via your main menu. It will start silently, only an indicator in your panel will be visible. Press Ctrl-Alt-A to open an example pie.

Installation from source

This is not more difficult at all. First of all, install all dependancies – this command again is for Debian-flavored distributions; if you’ve got another package manager you’ll have to change this command accordingly. The dependancy libappindicator-dev is optional, if your distribution does not support this system, simply ignore it. Starting from version 0.4 you can build Gnome-Pie against GTK3 or GTK2. For GTK2 install the following dependencies:

sudo apt-get install git build-essential libgtk2.0-dev libcairo2-dev libappindicator-dev libgee-dev libxml2-dev libxtst-dev libgnome-menu-dev valac cmake libunique-dev libbamf-dev libwnck-dev bamfdaemon

For GTK3 use the command below:

sudo apt-get install git build-essential libgtk-3-dev libcairo2-dev libappindicator3-dev libgee-dev libxml2-dev libxtst-dev libgnome-menu-3-dev valac cmake libunique-3.0-dev libbamf3-dev libwnck-3-dev bamfdaemon

Then download Gnome-Pie from GIT, compile and install it:

git clone git://github.com/Simmesimme/Gnome-Pie.git
cd Gnome-Pie && ./make.sh
cd build && sudo make install

Then you can launch the application via your main menu. It will start silently, only an indicator in your panel will be visible. Press Ctrl-Alt-A to open an example pie.