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View Poll Results: Have you ever modified the source code of an open source application?
Yes 275 60.84%
No 160 35.40%
Not sure 17 3.76%
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:12 PM   #106
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All very good points... that you for elaborting upon my (insufficiently precise) reply.
 
Old 05-14-2022, 08:55 AM   #108
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I would really like to learn how to do this. Can someone get me started on the right path with learning about source code modifications.
Do you mean you want to modify the source code of an open source application?
So download it, use an editor and modify what you want. That's all.

The real question(s) would be: what do you want to modify and why do you want to modify it?
So you need to have a goal, an improvement idea or a bugfix or whatever. But first you need to know the application and you need to be able to build it. Also you need to check your modification, validate the result (if it is really better and does not cause any trouble). And finally you need to release and document it.
 
Old 05-18-2022, 03:59 PM   #109
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Yes. The code of gnome-screenshot. I don't remember anymore at which version GNOME introduced the idiotic flash when taking screenshots. I requested an option to disable it but they refused (typical...), I downloaded the source and removed from it anything even remotely related to the "cheese flash" as they had named it. That worked for some time but then they decided to impose their crap by updating one or a few other libraries related to GNOME which brought the stupid flash back. Since I was unable to find the culprit library in order to edit it, I kicked the damn thing in its @ss and installed scrot. I've been using scrot ever since. As it turned out scrot is a lot better than gnome-screenshot bc I don't have to edit the source in order to change the output filename and the quality of the screenshot, all that can be done by options in the command itself.
 
Old 05-19-2022, 12:38 AM   #110
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In that case you need to open a new thread about it, because it is offtopic in this poll. Post your findings and some other details and we can try to help you to go further.
 
  


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