The current installation has only been tested on Unix/Linux systems; this release does not support Windows yet. The following sequence of actions should result in a turnkey build of the client libraries from the source code given only:
./prepare_dependencies.py mkdir build && cd build ../external_dependencies/install/bin/cmake .. make
To download additional APIs specialized for individual Google Services see: http://google.github.io/google-api-cpp-client/latest/available_service_apis.html and use this precise version of the apis client generator: https://github.com/google/apis-client-generator/tree/dcad06f5ff0fecfcf7a029efefe62a6b6287b025
Here's an example invocation:
$ python apis-client-generator/src/googleapis/codegen/generate_library.py --api_name=drive --api_version=v2 --language=cpp --output_dir=/tmp/generated
It should be possible to build this from existing installed libraries. However, the build scripts are not yet written to find them. For initial support simplicity we download and build all the dependencies in the prepare_dependencies.py script for the time being as a one-time brute force preparation.
If you have problems, questions or suggestions, contact: The Google group at https://groups.google.com/group/google-api-cpp-client
Or you may also ask questions on StackOverflow at: http://stackoverflow.com with the tag google-api-cpp-client
This SDK is in maintanance mode. The patches being made are mostly for portability and/or to remove unneeded pieces.
We are not set up to accept pull requests at this time, nor will be in the forseable future. Please submit suggestions as issues.
The master branch is where development is done. It usually is compatible with the generated libraries available from from google.developers.com. On occasion it gets aheaad of those. It usually catches up in a few days.
The latest generated libraries for any Google API is available automatically from https://developers.google.com/resources/api-libraries/download///cpp
For example, for Drive/v2, you would use https://developers.google.com/resources/api-libraries/download/drive/v2/cpp