This is the top level directory of StarDict project. StarDict project consists of StarDict dictionary and StarDict tools subprojects.
The directory does not contain any code to be build, instead it passes control to subproject in order to configure and build them in correct order.
The top level directory contains the following subdirectories:
- dict - StarDict dictionary
- tools - StarDict tools
- lib - a library with common code used by StarDict dictionary and StarDict tools
Each subdirectory contains an independent project with its own configure script.
In version 3.0.2 and before StarDict dictionary and StarDict tools were independent projects,
they were distributed in separate tarball. There are many code pieces that may be shared between
both project. They are mainly small convenience functions, but large classes like ones that
read dictionary files may be shared as well. Common code was moved into a convenience library.
This library does not mean to be installed on the client machine, it's linked statically with
relevant programs. The new design of the project force that both StarDict dictionary and
StarDict tools now be distributed in a single tarball.
If you checkout StarDict source code from a repository, you need to bootstrap the project.
Execute the autogen.sh file in the root directory. Now you should have configure script and
other files required to configure and build the project.
Note that autogen.sh does not automatically invoke the configure script.
Configuring the project. By default, both StarDict dictionary and StarDict tools will be configured.
You may disable any subproject with configure options --disable-dict and --disable-tools.
For example, to configure only StarDict dictionary, invoke configure script as follows:
It's recommended to configure and build StarDict in a separate directory to source code.
That preserve the source tree clean.
StarDict dictionary and StarDict tools subprojects support their own configuration options.
To see the list of supported option, invoke the top level configure script with --help=recursive option,
or invoke configure script in subprojects with --help option.
Options passed to the top level configure script will be passed to configure script in subdirectories,
that allows you to configure subprojects.
Now you may build and install the project:
For information about specific subproject, recurse into the respective subdirectory.
Read README, INSTALL and other files.
The project is licensed under GPL version 3 or (at your option) any later version.
The following files are exceptions:
dict/src/lib/ctype-utf8.cpp - GNU Library General Public License
dict/src/lib/ctype-uca.cpp - GNU Library General Public License
dict/src/eggaccelerators.h - GNU Library General Public License
dict/src/eggaccelerators.cpp - GNU Library General Public License