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Published on February 18, 2014

Author: JacksonIsaac1994



About GNOME 3.10

About gnome-music  GNOME’s own built-in Music Application.  Written in Python3 using GTK+  Released in August 2013.  Current release version 3.10.2

Music’s source code  Source Code is the collection of the files containing the instructions for the application.  Source code contains more than Thousands of lines of code, and are divided according to the functions it carries out in the application.  We use version control system for software development.

Which project to select ?  Complete beginners: Established projects like Mozilla Firefox, KDE.  Intermediate/ Experienced Programmers: New projects like GNOME-Music and Linux kernel (Skilled coders).  Non-programmers: Wikimedia and other project’s documentation, designing, etc.

Building the Source Code  Developers use jhbuild, it creates a separate environment inside your OS and builds the latest repositories directly from source.  Some projects like Mozilla use mach build.  Smaller projects can be directly compiled and tested.

Selecting your first bug  Bugs are divided as • • • • • low-hanging fruits (github), in general trivial or easy bugs. Enhancements. Major bugs. Critical. Blocker.  Each bug has STR (Steps to reproduce) and description about it.  Select a bug which interests you and one that you understand.  Contact mentors and start trying out methods to fix the bug.

Communicating with other Developers  IRC, Xchat,, Mibbit  IRC Channel: #gnome-music on / GIMPNet (  #gnome-love, #gnome-hackers, #gtk+

Create and Test Patch  Changes made in the local codebase that are ready to be pushed to the git repo.  Steps to Create patch:      Make appropriate changes to the code. Test the code for regressions. Commit the changes. Push it to forked repo. Pull Request.

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Projects Worked on  GNOME-Music  Mozilla Firefox Web-browser  Android app development  Firefox OS


Contact  Blog:  Email:  Twitter/JacksonI1994  LinkedIn/JacksonIsaac   Mozillian/

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