glib-compile-resources Man page



glib-compile-resources – GLib resource compiler


glib-compile-resources [OPTION…] {FILE}


glib-compile-resources reads the resource description from FILE and the
files that it references and creates a binary resource bundle that is
suitable for use with the GResource API. The resulting bundle is then
written out as-is, or as C source for linking into an application.

The XML resource files normally have the filename extension
.gresource.xml. For a detailed description of the XML file format, see
the GResource documentation.


-h, –help
Print help and exit

Store the compiled resources in the file TARGET. If not specified a
filename based on the FILE basename is used.

The files referenced in FILE are loaded from this directory. If not
specified, the current directory is used.

Write the output file in the format selected for by its filename

C source

C header

resource bundle

Instead of a writing the resource bundle in binary form create a C
source file that contains the resource bundle. This can then be
compiled into an application for easy access.

Generate a header file for use with C code generated by

Prints the list of files that the resource bundle references to
standard output. This can be used to track dependencies in the
build system. For example, the following make rule would mark
test.gresource as depending on all the files that
test.gresource.xml includes, so that is is automatically rebuilt if
any of them change:

test.gresource: test.gresource.xml $(shell $(GLIB_COMPILE_RESOURCES) –generate-dependencies test.gresource.xml)

Note that this may or may not be portable to non-GNU make.

Specify the prefix used for the C identifiers in the code generated
by –generate-source and –generate-header.

By default code generated by –generate-source uses automatic
initialization of the resource. This works on most systems by using
the compiler support for constructors. However, some (uncommon)
compilers may not support this, you can then specify
–manual-register, which will generate custom register and
unregister functions that your code can manually call at
initialization and uninitialization time.

By default code generated by –generate-source declares all
initialization functions as extern. So they are exported unless
this is prevented by a link script or other means. Since libraries
usually want to use the functions only internally it can be more
useful to declare them as G_GNUC_INTERNAL which is what –internal

The full path to the xmllint executable. This is used to preprocess
resources with the xml-stripblanks preprocessing option. If this
environment variable is not set, xmllint is searched in the PATH.

The full path to the gdk-pixbuf-pixdata executable. This is used to
preprocess resources with the to-pixdata preprocessing option. If
this environment variable is not set, gdk-pixbuf-pixdata is
searched in the PATH.