Compiling Midgard Applications

Compiling Midgard Applications — How to compile your Midgard application

Compiling Midgard Applications on UNIX

To compile a Midgard application, you need to tell the compiler where to find the Midgard header files and libraries. This is done with the pkg-config utility.

The following interactive shell session demonstrates how pkg-config is used (the actual output on your system may be different):

$ pkg-config --cflags midgard2
 -DMGD_HAVE_DBUS -I/usr/include/midgard2 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include 
$ pkg-config --libs midgard2
 -lmidgard2 -lgobject-2.0 -lglib-2.0 

The simplest way to compile a program is to use the "backticks" feature of the shell. If you enclose a command in backticks (not single quotes), then its output will be substituted into the command line before execution. So to compile a Midgard Hello, World, you would type the following:

$ cc `pkg-config --cflags --libs midgard2` hello.c -o hello