How to Install the latest Nemo from Source (GitHub)

If you like Bleeding Edge, then you have come to the right place! In this howto we will take a look at how to install the latest version of Nemo on GitHub. But be warned, its not always well tested fully tested (Hence the name Bleeding Edge!).

Install all the packages needed to compile Nemo

The following tools are needed to compile from source

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk-doc-tools libgail-3-dev libnotify-dev

Git the latest source code

You can setup your own fork of Nemo, or use one of the many already available. Here is the latest code from the official linuxmint repository.

git clone git://github.com/linuxmint/nemo.git

Compile and install!

cd nemo/
dpkg-buildpackage -d -b
cd ..

Make sure you removed all the previous Nemo installs!

sudo apt-get purge nemo nemo-data nemo-dbg libnemo-extension1a

The following command shouldn’t return anything if everything is removed

sudo dpkg -l | grep nemo

Install your freshly compiled Nemo!

sudo dpkg -i nemo*.deb libnemo*.deb gir*.deb

To check if you have the latest version, do a

nemo --quit
nemo --version

Here is a good tutorial on how to install Cinnamon and Muffin from Source: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/955

Personally, I use all of autarkper’s repo’s as they are usually one step ahead in terms of features and bugfixes: https://github.com/autarkper

Have fun and remember to report any bugs to GitHub!

Setting up Git

NOTE: There are already many articles like this on the internet that describe this process in detail. The main reason for this post is as a reference for myself and others that already understand the basic structure of Unix and Git to make sure everything is set up. It is NOT FOR BEGINNERS!

For this post, I assume you have a fresh install of the latest Git (Not GitHub) on your computer. You can get it from http://git-scm.com/downloads

Setting up Git is really easy if you know all the commands. First, we want to set your name and email so that other users know who you are. (This is only for identification purposes)

git config --global user.name 'Bernhard Breytenbach'
git config --global user.email 'name@example.com'

If you want Git to remember your passwords for some time, use:

git config --global credential.helper cache
# Default timeout is 15 minutes
git config --global credential.helper 'cache --timeout=3600'
# Set custom timeout to 1 hour (in Seconds)

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ssh-keygen -t rsa

This will create two files in your .ssh directory. id_rsa and id_rsa.pub. id_rsa is your private key. This is a top secret file. Keep it safe! id_rsa.pub is your public key. Add it to your server’s authorized_keys file.

To setup git on a server, check out this tutorial!

Thats it. Next we will take a look on how to customize our setup for effective Web Development! Feel free to leave a comment if you think I missed anything!

My first post

Finally got my very first WordPress blog running after having to update to PHP 5.3. Had to reduce the amount of resources allocated to apache httpd, so hope its still enough to provide my 5 fans with quick and easy access! 😛

My idea (and hopes) for this blog is to be a quick, to the point resource of all the problems I faced with regards to Programming and Open Source Software. Also, as the company I work for (Assemble Online) mainly uses WordPress to create websites, I hope to learn something about the way WordPress works, as well as how to write my own plugins.

As I don’t really have a post right now (Always have ideas for posts until I get my blog running, pfft), I thought I’d make a boring post on whats been happening in my life that got me to start this blog.

I started a page called “Android Reviews” while still in University when I was still a Google Student Ambassador. Didn’t really take it seriously, but it turned out to be a huge success, with over 1000 followers. (Really want to get that going again)

I recently started working for Assemble Online as a Junior PHP developer. However, I last used PHP4 with Joomla and Mambo, so I quickly had to learn PHP5 with HTML5 and CSS3. They also use WordPress as a CMS (Yet another tool I don’t know).

Also, as the University required Windows as a Operating System, and I never had enough space for backups, I haven’t used Linux since 2008… So figuring out what distro (Linux Mint), desktop environment (coz gnome useless, and Cinnamon is awesome) and what programs to use and remembering all those commands was a bit of a set back. But its great being the only Linux User between all these “Mac fans boys”, showing them how its done. 😉

I was asked to setup a form of version control for the company, and looked into using GIT (Best SCM EVER!) I watched a few videos on Lynda.com and setup a server for us.

I was also asked to create two plugins for Jigoshop, “a WordPress eCommerce plugin that works”. This gave me some insight into Jigoshop and WordPress, and showed me how useless the Jigoshop support for developers are.

I was also asked to do some research on frameworks and choose one to use. I took a look at CodeIgniter, Zend, Laravel, and Yii. Currently I’m using the Yii Framework, and still have a lot to learn. But would love to take a look at the other 3 when I have time.

So yeah, here I am, a sucker for code and anything IT’ish, and I hope to paste some content that you could find useful one day.

If you read this line it means you ether skipped to the end (loser) or you read the entire article (don’t you have a life?). Ether way, thanks for reading 🙂

Bernhard Breytenbach