Clone and run a GNOME Project with Flatpak-Builder on F25

Today we have a very productive online meeting with @csoriano and @tmendes, these two guys from Brasil and Spain, helped me because I have cloned Polari with Flatpak – Builder on Fedora 25, but it did not run it at all, when I clicked on the PLAY or RUN button.First of all, I must highlight that everything is well-explained, step by step on the Newcomers wiki.

This journey started by showing to Carlos my “not running Polari” screenshot, even I had the SUCCESS label on Builder, it did not release Polari on flatpak:So I had to remove my project cloned and the cache of Builder with

rm -rf Projects/
rm -rf ~/.var/app/org.gnome.Builder/cache/
  • Then, we did follow correctly the guide

1.- Download the Flatpak (it takes 2 or 3 minutes)2.- Choose a project, Flatpak on Builder only builds the apps that are listed so far: Polari (JS and C), Games(Vala), Maps(JS), Music(Python) and Todo(C), and check what link contains the code of the program. E.g. for Polari as follow3.- Click on CLONE and paste the link of the code of the project you have chosen to debug. This process might take another 9 or 12 minutes.4.- Running the project (2 to 4 minutes) when it is called to run for the very first time, it might take a while compiling…5.- Try to modified the code and run your changes, in this case I will edit the “About” label and put this one: “AboutGNOMEPeruChallenge” 😀Some considerations that I learnt from today:

1.- Be sure that you are using the Builder version with GNOME 3.242.- Even if you are using ArchLinux, Fedora or another distro, just download the Flatpak from the Newcomers wiki and not from other sources that might not be updated. I have followed the steps from the Fedora wiki

This is the proof that I had to uninstall the Builder from Fedora and install the code from the sdk.gnome.org source.3.- If you are trying to do compilations and building manually on terminal, it will be more difficult to do the changes to the code and test them while you are trying to fix a bug.

From our local group, I must congratulate the labor of @toto who did clone gnome-music, @alexandros and @varian for polari. Here, their successful work so far! 🙂

Screen Shot 2017-06-30 at 2.13.40 PM

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About Julita Inca

Ingeniero de Sistemas UNAC, Magíster en Ciencias de la Computación PUCP, OPW GNOME 2011, Miembro de la GNOME Foundation desde el 2012, Embajadora Fedora Perú desde el 2012, ganadora del scholarship of the Linux Foundation 2012, experiencia como Admin Linux en GMD y Especialista IT en IBM, con certificaciones RHCE, RHCSA, AIX 6.1, AIX 7 Administrator e ITILv3. Experiencia académica en universidades como PUCP, USIL y UNI. HPC researcher, a simple mortal, like you!
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