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+ 1.2 or later and GCC (3.1 or better) installed.
GTK+ 1.0x will not work and when it did it was very slow.
Other C++ compilers may work but may require tweaking the make file.
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
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 build Scintilla for GTK+ 1 rather than the default GTK+ 2, define GTK1 on
the make command line:
To remove SciTE
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. Visual Studio .NET 2003 is the development system
used for most development although Mingw32 3.1 and Borland C++ are also
For older versions of Borland make such as version 5.02, add the -l option.
To build Scintilla, make in the scintilla/win32 directory
VS .NET: nmake -f scintilla.mak
VC++ 6: nmake -f scintilla_vc6.mak
Borland: make -fscintilla.mak
To build SciTE, use the makefiles located in the scite/win32 directory
VS .NET: nmake -f scite.mak
Borland: make -fscite.mak
An executable SciTE will now be in scite\bin.
The Visual C++ 6.0 project (.dsp) files are no longer supported but are left
in the download for people that are prepared to update them.