Use the following command to get the latest source code (using Git):
git clone -b mob git+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/srv/git/centerim5.git
To successfully compile CenterIM 5 you need to have working C++ compiler suite (including GNU make) and libpurple, ncursesw, libsigc++ libraries and development headers installed. (GNU autotools are needed if building from the Git repository.)
./bootstrap (use only if building from the Git repository) ./configure --enable-debug make make install
OS specific notes
Development dependecies for Debian, possibly incomplete:
libtool libpurple-dev libncursesw5-dev libglib2.0-dev libsigc++-2.0-dev autoconf libgconf2-dev autopoint g++ ncurses-dev gettext
CenterIM 5 is regularly tested on Solaris but as of 2011-03-27 you need to use a patched libtool version or hand edit the configure file.
Both GNU C++ and Sun C++ compilers are supported. You need to use libsigc++ compiled against stdcxx4 (note: default Solaris version is built against Cstd library).