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Install Google Dart language on Fedora 17

The JavaScript related Dart language has a compiler and IDE provided by Google. The project developers work on Ubuntu, and so in order to get these tools working on Fedora we have to make a couple of preparations. These instructions are designed for Fedora 17 64-bit, and were tested using Dart version 14167.

Dart is non-copyleft Free Software using a BSD license.

  1. Install the required packages:
    yum install subversion pkgconfig python perl gcc-c++ bison
    flex gperf nss-devel nspr-devel gtk2-devel glib2-devel freetype-devel
    atk-devel pango-devel cairo-devel fontconfig-devel GConf2-devel
    dbus-devel alsa-lib-devel libX11-devel expat-devel bzip2-devel
    dbus-glib-devel elfutils-libelf-devel libjpeg-devel
    mesa-libGLU-devel libXScrnSaver-devel
    libgnome-keyring-devel cups-devel libXtst-devel libXt-devel pam-devel
  2. Link your bzip2 library so that Dart can find it:
    ln -s /lib/libbz2.so /lib/libbz2.so.1.0
  3. Download and extract Dart from http://www.dartlang.org/
  4. Open a terminal and cd into your Dart directory, e.g.:
    cd ~/Downloads/Dart
  5. Run Dart:
  6. Open one of the included demo projects, open a .dart file, click ‘Run’ (green ‘play’ button in toolbar), and see Dartium open the freshly compiled project.

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