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 http://svn.gnome.org/svn/straw/trunk straw
We have a Git'ized copy of the subversion repository at http://repo.or.cz/w/straw.git. 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://repo.or.cz/straw.git
Build and install
$ ./autogen.sh --prefix=/path/where/you/want/to/install $ make $ make install
Then running straw is as simple as typing straw in the command line.