I would like to contribute to gnome-calendar, but as a complete beginner (in everything), I need some help.
I have managed to find a bug and fix it – using gnome-builder and following the newcomers’ guide, it works like a charm. Now I would like to submit my fix. The
CONTRIBUTING.md file says to run
meson test -C <builddir>. I guess builddir here is the directory
_build, however, meson complained that
_build is not a meson build directory (I guess builder does some flatpak thingy). So here I did the dumb thing: just erase the directory and do
meson setup _build. Now I can run the test. However,
- Now gnome-builder does not compile anymore – I guess I broke the flatpak setup. How do I revert?
- The command
meson compile -C _buildruns, and I naïvely thought the executable it creates is
_build/src/gnome-calendar. However, when running that executable it seems that my fixes are simply not present. What’s going on? What about the tests then?
- Also I guess there is an actual not-dumb-way to run the tests, how should I have done it?
Thanks a bunch for the help,