For developing packaged applications in GJS we highly recommend GNOME Builderopen in new window. GNOME Builder can download the latest GJS version for you and provides support for developing secure, structured GNOME applications.

If you do not have GNOME Builder installed you can get it hereopen in new window.

# Using GNOME Builder

# Creating a New GJS GTK+ Application Project

First open GNOME Builder and select New... to create a new project.

Choose JavaScript and GNOME Application so GNOME Builder correctly configures and creates a template for you to build your first project from.

# Configuring the Runtime Environment

Go to build settings.

In your application ensure that the runtime environment is set to Gnome Platform 3.28 or higher.

# Working in Other IDES

If you are working in another IDE it is possible but more complicated.

# Download the Template

First, download the application template (or use git clone [link])

# Install GJS

Install GJS from any of the packages below.

# Verifying Your GJS Version

Verify your system has a recent version of GJS. Type...

gjs --version

...into a terminal. You can see the features your version of GTK+ supports here. If your version is below 1.50.x it is recommended you use GNOME Builderopen in new window or build GJS from source.

# Building Your Project

To build your project open a terminal in your project's root directory and type the following...

meson --set-prefix=***/your/project/directory***/run/ initialize Meson. Now type...

mkdir build && cd build && ninja && ninja build

# Running Your Project


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