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 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:
For GTK3 use the command below:
Then download Gnome-Pie from GIT, compile and install it:
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.