Using Eclipse can help streamline updates.
The development version of Birch is frequently updated with new features and bug fixes. This is especially so at the moment, as development has not yet matured to a stable release.
To check for updates at any time, use
from within each of the
Birch.Example directories that you created when installing. If new updates are retrieved, you will need to recompile.
make clean ./autogen.sh ./configure make make install
You may need to use
sudo make install for the last line to elevate to root permissions, if you are installing from a user account that does not have permissions for a system-wide install.
To speed up the build, you can use
make -j 8 on the second-last line, replacing
8 with a number of threads to run in parallel.
Birch.Example, or indeed any Birch package, use:
birch clean birch build birch install
Similarly again, you may need to use
sudo birch install for the last line.
You may be able to omit
make clean and
birch clean to speed up the build. This depends on the nature of the updates. Include them to be safe, or omit them unless later steps produce errors.