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Manos Pitsidianakis 3dc0cb1963
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After installing meli, see meli(1) and meli.conf(5) for documentation.


meli requires rust 1.34 and rust's package manager, Cargo. Information on how
to get it on your system can be found here:

With Cargo available, the project can be built with

# make

The resulting binary will then be found under target/release/meli


# make install

to install the binary and man pages. This requires root, so I suggest you override the default paths and install it in your $HOME:

# make PREFIX=$HOME/.local install

See meli(1) and meli.conf(5) for documentation.

You can build and run meli with one command:

# cargo run --release

While the project is in early development, meli will only be developed for the
linux kernel and respected linux distributions. Support for more UNIX-like OSes
is on the roadmap.


Building with Debian's packaged cargo might require the installation of these
two packages: librust-openssl-sys-dev and librust-libdbus-sys-dev


To use the optional notmuch backend feature, you must have libnotmuch installed in your system. In Debian-like systems, install the "libnotmuch" package.

To build with notmuch support, prepend the environment variable "MELI_FEATURES='melib/notmuch_backend'" to your make invocation:

# MELI_FEATURES="melib/notmuch_backend" make

or if building directly with cargo, use the flag '--features="melib/notmuch_backend"'.


Development builds can be built and/or run with

# cargo build
# cargo run

There is a debug/tracing log feature that can be enabled by using the flag
`--feature debug-tracing` after uncommenting the features in `Cargo.toml`. The logs
are printed in stderr, thus you can run meli with a redirection (i.e `2> log`)

Code style follows the default rustfmt profile.


meli by default looks for a configuration file in this location:
# $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/meli/config

You can run meli with arbitrary configuration files by setting the MELI_CONFIG
environment variable to their locations, ie:

# MELI_CONFIG=./test_config cargo run


How to run specific tests:

# cargo test -p {melib, ui, meli} (-- --nocapture) (--test test_name)


# perf record -g target/debug/bin
# perf script | stackcollapse-perf | rust-unmangle | flamegraph > perf.svg