Kickstarting GNOME Shell Development


I have built gnome-shell source code using jhbuild. What’s the best way to start development? I’m basically editing the source files and running gnome shell using the command dbus-run-session gnome-shell --wayland --nested. But I don’t see the changes being reflected. Am I missing something?

Did you install gnome-shell in jhbuild as well after you made the changes? As in, all within a jhbuild shell session, doing

  1. Make changes
  2. Run ninja install
  3. Run gnome-shell

I run these commands in jhbuild/checkout folder-
meson gnome-shell
gnome-shell ninja --replace.
This works now. But I can’t launch applications.

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