Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bug Fix in Gcompris

I was searching for an application to contribute so as to become eligible to apply for Gnome Women Outreach Program 2012 [1]. And I selected Gcompris, which is a educational software that contains various activities for children of age group 2-10. This seems interesting for me.

This is the bug that I fixed



 In money activity, when the player enters wrong change, the bonus lost is not displayed.

But in matching word game it is displayed when wrong match is selected. So I implemented the same in money activity game.

FIX- The bonus lost is now displayed in case the children click ok and the answer is wrong.

Thanks to my senior Arvind who helped in fixing this issue.
Thanks to Bruno Coudoin, the mentor for Gcompris.




My first contribution to Open Source

This was my first contribution to open source.  I fixed a bug!
The bug was to add a new word ‘quinoa’  into Firefox dictionary.

A few things that I learned :

1) Building and installing from source
2) Keeping in contact with the mentor and updating him every 2-3 days.
3) Creating a patch and asking for review
4) Updating the tree every time you do new stuffs
5) Working around multiple bugs that may cause weird patches :)
6) Reading source code
7) Using Internet Relay chat
8) Proper documentation

This was a great experience for me.

Thanks to my mentor Ehsan Akhgari who helped me through out the process.