README for building of Scintilla and SciTE
Scintilla can be built by itself.
To build SciTE, Scintilla must first be built.
*** GTK+/Linux version ***
You must first have GTK+ 2.18 or later and GCC (4.8 or better) installed.
Clang may be used by adding CLANG=1 to the make command line.
Other C++ compilers may work but may require tweaking the make file.
Either GTK+ 2.x or 3.x may be used with 2.x the default and 3.x
chosen with the make argument GTK3=1.
To build Scintilla, use the makefile located in the scintilla/gtk directory
To build and install SciTE, use the makefile located in the scite/gtk directory
sudo make install
This installs SciTE into $prefix/bin. The value of $prefix is determined from
the location of Gnome if it is installed. This is usually /usr if installed
with Linux or /usr/local if built from source. If Gnome is not installed
/usr/bin is used as the prefix. The prefix can be overridden on the command
line like "make prefix=/opt" but the same value should be used for both make
and make install as this location is compiled into the executable. The global
properties file is installed at $prefix/share/scite/SciTEGlobal.properties.
The language specific properties files are also installed into this directory.
To remove SciTE
sudo make uninstall
To clean the object files which may be needed to change $prefix
The current make file only supports static linking between SciTE and Scintilla.
*** Windows version ***
A C++ compiler is required, with C++11 required for building SciTE.
Visual Studio 2015 is the development system used for most development
although Mingw32 4.8 is also supported.
Older compilers may not have a working std::regex so this can be disabled
with the make argument NO_CXX11_REGEX=1.
To build Scintilla, make in the scintilla/win32 directory
Visual C++: nmake -f scintilla.mak
To build SciTE, use the makefiles located in the scite/win32 directory
Visual C++: nmake -f scite.mak
An executable SciTE will now be in scite/bin.
*** GTK+/Windows version ***
Mingw32 is known to work. Other compilers will probably not work.
Only Scintilla will build with GTK+ on Windows. SciTE will not work.
To build Scintilla, make in the scintilla/gtk directory
*** macOS Cocoa version ***
Xcode 7 or 8 may be used to build Scintilla on macOS.
There is no open source version of SciTE for macOS but there is a commercial
version available through the App Store.
To build Scintilla, run xcodebuild in the scintilla/cocoa/ScintillaFramework directory
*** Qt version ***
See the qt/README file to build Scintilla with Qt.