Introduction to libshumate

The libshumate package contains a GTK-4 widget to display maps.



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Package Information

libshumate Dependencies


GTK-4.8.3 and libsoup-3.2.2


Gi-DocGen-2023.1 and GTK-Doc-1.33.2

User Notes:

Installation of libshumate

Install libshumate by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release -Dgtk_doc=false .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dgtk_doc=false: This switch disables documentation generation. Remove this if you have both GTK-Doc-1.33.2 and Gi-DocGen-2023.1 installed and wish to generate the API documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/shumate-1.0

Short Descriptions

contains functions that provide a GTK-4 widget to display maps