I want to fix a bug in GTK and need some guidance


My name is Noam Yorav-Raphael. I wrote the DreamPie Python shell, and
a bug in GTK ( https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=611069 )
causes it to crash in some situations.

I'd like to fix that bug. I have some experience in writing in C and
using gdb, and I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. However, I don't have
experience in using autotools and programming GTK in C.

Can someone guide me on how to compile GTK with debugging enabled, and
how to compile a C program that would use the GTK I compiled, so I can
run it under gdb and try to fix the bug? I think I could handle
translating the Python program which demonstrates the bug into C.

Also, the bug is present in both GTK 3.2.0 and 2.24.6. I'd like it to
be fixed in GTK 2, since migrating my application to GTK 3 will mean
porting my application to GI which will mean that it will stop working
on older systems. I guess it would be trivial to port the fix between
the two versions.

Thank you very much,

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