parasite with miro on Linux

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

I saw Chip's blog entry announcing Parasite yesterday and checked it out. I had problems getting it to work with Miro, but he has since fixed the bug I was bumping into.

I think this will be a really useful tool, so I'm doing a short write up of how to use Parasite with Miro.

  1. Grab Parasite from git compile and install it. Instructions are on the Parasite web-site.

  2. When you run make install It'll install into /usr/local/lib/gtk-2.0/modules/ .

  3. Launch Miro like this:

    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/usr/local/lib/gtk-2.0/modules/ GTK_MODULES=parasite ./

That'll launch Miro with Parasite showing you the widget hierarchy and widget properties and all that.

There's a screencast on the Parasite site that shows off more things you can do.

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