Building Straw from Source

Get the source code


Current pure-Python source code is browseable on-line and can be checked out with the following Subversion command:

svn co straw


We have a Git'ized copy of the subversion repository at The Git repository is a testbed of new features for the upcoming release and will come to the subversion repository once the features have been stabilized. This is to avoid breaking the HEAD trunk of the SVN repo, hence, that repository is and will be more updated (a few commits advanced) than the one in Subversion.

To get a copy of the current git HEAD:

git clone git://

Build and install

$ ./ --prefix=/path/where/you/want/to/install
$ make
$ make install

Then running straw is as simple as typing  straw  in the command line.

Apps/Attic/Straw/HowtoBuildFromSource (last edited 2013-11-21 22:41:17 by WilliamJonMcCann)