There are several ways to get GIMP's API documentation.
- Read it online.
- Download the archives from our continuous integration server. They are in the column 'Developer documentation'.
- Generate it yourself:
1. configure --prefix=$PREFIX --enable-gtk-doc --enable-gtk-doc-app If you got the sources directly from the Git repository, use autogen.sh instead of configure. The parameters have the following meaning: --enable-gtk-doc : use gtk-doc to build documentation --enable-gtk-doc-app : build developer documentation for app (not only the libgimp* libraries). To find out more parameters, run configure --help $PREFIX is a variable for the directory you will install GIMP in. 2. make 3. make install 4. cd $PREFIX/share/gtk-doc/html 5. From the desired subdirectory open the file index.html for an overview of that module.
- Generate and browse the Gimp API docs, for a language binding, from your local GI repository:
This assumes you are a builder, have installed tools for GObject Introspection such as g-ir-doc-tool, have installed the Gnome help tool yelp, and that when you built or installed Gimp it created the .gir files.
1. g-ir-doc-tool --language=Python -o ~/gimp-python-docs /usr/local/share/gir-1.0/Gimp-3.0.gir The parameters have the following meaning: --language=Python : generate docs for Python programmers (try C, Lua, JS, ... ?) -o <path> : where to store the output document (in .xml format) /usr/... the .gir xml file to generate docs from (try Gegl-1.0, Babl-1.0, ...) 2. yelp ~/gimp-python-docs