Document how to run without installing

Bug #944371 reported by Jeff Fortin Tam on 2012-03-01
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Kazam Screencaster

Bug Description

For many reasons (testing, security, safety, simplicity, etc), I would like to be able to run kazaam directly from an extracted tarball or bzr checkout.

Other python applications such as Pitivi, GTG and Specto allow doing exactly that. For example:
- in pitivi's git checkout you can simply do "bin/pitivi" (not /bin/pitivi) and it detects that you are running it from the dev environment
- in lp:specto, you can run "./" to launch specto without installing.


Related branches

bzr branch lp:kazam
cd kazam/bin

Tried that?

David Klasinc (bigwhale) wrote :

As Poepy mentioned, you can run it alright, there's just one catch. If you don't have it installed, you will not see program icons and indicator icons. Unfortunately this is a problem with Application Indicators (see #657857).

Jeff Fortin Tam (kiddo) wrote :

Ah damn. I tried ./bin/kazam.
You should really write it down in the README or something :)

Jeff Fortin Tam (kiddo) on 2012-03-02
summary: - Allow running without installing
+ Document how to run without installing
David Klasinc (bigwhale) wrote :

I added the relevant info to README file.

Changed in kazam:
status: New → Fix Committed
David Klasinc (bigwhale) on 2012-03-09
Changed in kazam:
milestone: none → 1.3.0
importance: Undecided → Low
David Klasinc (bigwhale) on 2012-04-18
Changed in kazam:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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