An exercise for new contributors
In order to help you practice in the GCompris framework, I propose you to make this little exercise.
Mandatory: GCompris development is done on a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice.
- Install GNU/Linux on your computer if you don't already have it.
- Get the GCompris code from the Git version control system (or see bellow the GitHub option).
- git clone --depth=1 git://git.gnome.org/gcompris
- cd gcompris
- Create a branch for your development
- git checkout -b exercise
- Compile GCompris.
- sh autogen.sh && make
- Check that the python bindings have all they need to be compiled: Python plugin = yes at the end of the configure.
- Create a new Python activity using the supplied createit.sh script. For example, use you nick name as the activity name.
- cd src
- ./createit.sh exercise
- Compile GCompris again.
- Run your activity with the runit.sh script (it is just the template for now).
- ./runit.sh exercise-activity
- (You can append '-D' to this line to enable the debug traces).
- Modify the activity to display an image, an ellipse, a rectangle, a line and a text.
- You can search for code examples in other activities and check the goocanvas API.
- Add an event to a graphical object so that clicking on it does something visual.
- Test your activity by running runit.sh until you are happy with the result.
- Use git to commit your changes locally.
- git add exercise-activity
- git commit -a
- Use git to create the patch
- git format-patch master --stdout > exercise_activity.patch
- then email me the patch