I have installed both the GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) and GtkAda. They both seem to work fine, but when I try to build the Simple Window project under New Project from Template, I get a bunch of errors saying "file gtk.ads not found." This seems to be a directory/dependency sort of problem - GPS doesn't know where to look for GtkAda. I'm running Windows 7, and have GPS installed at C:\GNAT\2011, and GtkAda installed at C:\GtkAda. I tried adding GtkAda to my PATH; at the moment my PATH user variable includes C:\GNAT\2011\bin, and my Path System variable includes C:\GtkAda\bin. Any advice on resolving this problem is greatly appreciated!
There are two things here.
First, "project" is key. Whenever you're building something that depends on a library like GtkAda, it's much much easier if (a) you use GNAT Project to manage it, and (b) you use the GPR(s) provided by the library - always assuming it does, of course.
In the case of GtkAda, that means that your GPR needs to "with" GtkAda;
project Tinkering is
Second, gnatmake or gprbuild needs to be able to find
The easiest way is to install GtkAda in such a way that
gtkada.gpr is in
the default place that gnatmake/gprbuild expect to find GPR files. This
$prefix/lib/gnat. GtkAda obeys this convention, so you could install
GtkAda under the same root as your compiler. I don't know why that's not recommended anyway.
If you don't want to do that, you can add the correct location to the
ADA_PROJECT_PATH, for example in your case set it
There is a lot of good stuff in the GtkAda README at libre.adacore.com, and in
the GtkAda User's Guide which I see from the README is also included with the
installed package at (in your case)