Re: How do you hack on the bleeding edge of Gnome?

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Federico Mena Quintero
<federico gnome org> wrote:
> I don't want to blame jhbuild; this is a larger problem with how we have
> structured the development of Gnome.  I'm happy that (e.g.) Colin
> Walters is working on ostree
> ( ), but while it
> seems like a truly fantastic way to install prebuilt binaries without
> disrupting your system, it doesn't solve the problem of building those
> binaries in the first place - correct me if I'm wrong!

You're wrong. The other tool, besides ostree, is ostbuild, which is
like jhbuild, but less crazy.

> So this mail is about:  how do *you* hack on Gnome on an everyday basis?
> Do people get their source trees built only up to the modules they hack
> on, and ignore the rest (been there, done that)?  Do people wait until a
> distro carries packages for development versions (too late in the game;
> been there, done that)?  How would *you* make Gnome score higher on the
> Joel Test?
> (Side thoughts:  how many people have *actually* tested a full 3.4
> install?)
>  Federico
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