Scintilla is a free source code editing component developed by Neil Hodgson for the Win32 and GTK+ platforms.
FXScintilla is a FOX widget that wraps around the Scintilla component, or, if you wish, the FOX "port" of Scintilla. Until recently it was developed by Gilles Filippini, and as of this writing the latest release is available for download from http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/fxscintilla/fxscintilla-1.71.tar.gz.
The FXScintilla distribution contains everything you need to build
the FXScintilla widget and begin using it in your C++-based FOX
applications. That is to say, you do not have to separately download the
Scintilla source code from the Scintilla home page. When you unpack the
FXScintilla tarball, you should get a new
fxscintilla-1.71 directory containing the source code for the
FOX port of the Scintilla widget.
As of the 1.46 release of FXScintilla, the build process has been
"autoconfiscated" and should seem very familiar to you if you've built
other open-source software (like FOX) from the source code. The
INSTALL file in the top-level directory should
provide enough instruction for you to build and install FXScintilla for
either Unix or Microsoft Windows.
The next step is to build a version of FXRuby (from its source code)
with the optional FXScintilla support enabled. If you're working on a Unix
or Linux system and have installed FXScintilla in one of the standard
installation directories (e.g. under
/usr/local/include), the regular FXRuby build
process should automatically detect it and enable FXScintilla
If you have installed FXScintilla in some non-standard place, or if you're building the code on Microsoft Windows, you will need to specify a few additional configuration options at the beginning.
You can configure the build on Unix or Linux systems by typing:
$ sudo gem install FXRuby-1.6.19.gem -- --with-fxscintilla-include=/usr/local/include/fxscintilla --with-fxscintilla-lib=/usr/local/lib
or, when compiling with Microsoft Visual C++, by typing:
C:\> gem install FXRuby-1.6.19.gem -- --with-fox-include=C:\fox-1.6.36\include --with-fox-lib=C:\fox-1.6.36\lib --with-fxscintilla-include=C:\fxscintilla-1.71\include --with-fxscintilla-lib=C:\fxscintilla-1.71\lib
Past this point, the build and installation process for either
platform should be the same as for standard builds. To test your new
FXScintilla-enabled build of FXRuby, try running the
scintilla-test.rb example program in the FXRuby