NOTE: This page is a bit outdated. There are other pages around the wiki that are a bit newer that you might want to check. The page about setting up Eclipse begins with a more current approach to getting the latest source and building it.
These instructions show how to install a development version of Rosegarden to a freshly installed Linux distribution.
Here's a quick overview of the process. This will likely continue to be the process for the forseeable future. The details might change, but the overall process will stay very close to this.
First, install subversion.
$ sudo apt-get install subversion
Download the latest source using subversion.
$ svn checkout svn+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/p/rosegarden/code/trunk/rosegarden rosegarden-svn
Be sure to replace “userid” with your sourceforge user ID. See the subversion quick start for more download options.
$ sudo apt-get install autoconf g++ libqt4-dev ladspa-sdk liblircclient-dev libjack0.100.0-dev jackd libasound2-dev xutils-dev
Note: while building on Karmic Koala the following dependencies were missing:
$ sudo apt-get install dssi-dev liblo0-dev liblrdf0-dev libfftw3-dev libsndfile1-dev libsamplerate0-dev
After installing the dependencies, generate (again) the configure script, run it and compile the source
$ sh ./bootstrap.sh $ ./configure $ make
Before running Rosegarden, install couple of necessary packages
$ sudo apt-get install flac qjackctl sox
Install LilyPond either with
$ sudo apt-get install lilypond
or, if you do not want to install TeX (extra ~150 Mb) which is not necessary, download stable (2.12.*) LilyPond installing binary. Find out what is the latest stable LilyPond version with command
$ wget http://download.linuxaudio.org/lilypond/binaries/linux-x86/ -O -
Download then the latest version and install it
$ wget http://download.linuxaudio.org/lilypond/binaries/linux-x86/lilypond-2.12.2-1.linux-x86.sh $ sudo sh ./lilypond-2.12.2-1.linux-x86.sh
You probably want software synthesis. One option is timidity:
$ sudo apt-get install timidity freepats
Now we are ready to run Rosegarden!
If you would like to have Rosegarden translated into your language, see how to add or update translation.