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Code: Miscellaneous Tips

Screen recording

To click on the window to record and start recording straight away:

# No sound
recordmydesktop --overwrite --no-sound -o /tmp/out.ogv --windowid `xwininfo -display :0 | grep 'id: 0x' | grep -oE "0x\w+"`
# Yes sound
recordmydesktop --overwrite -o /tmp/out.ogv --windowid `xwininfo -display :0 | grep 'id: 0x' | grep -oE "0x\w+"`
# Convert
ffmpeg -i /tmp/out.ogv /tmp/out.mp4


Something along these lines:

docker run --rm -it -v $PWD:/glaxnimate ubuntu:16.04 bash

To have GUI stuff, remember thse options:

--net=host -e DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix

You can use the script that adds all that

./deploy/ image:tag

Release Checklist

  1. Update the version number on the root CMakeLists.txt
  2. Add release notes page to the docs
  3. Ensure is up to date and changes are under the heading for the scheduled release
  4. Build the release_0 target
  5. Wait for CI to complete
  6. If there are errors
    • fix the errors
    • ./deploy/
    • go back to 5.
  7. build the release_1 target, this builds the release branch
  8. Wait for CI to complete
  9. In the tag pipeline, manually run the release job
  10. Wait for CI to complete
  11. Increase the release from the public number (from X.Y.2n-1 to X.Y.2n)
  12. Repeat steps 3 to 10.
  13. New release should be ready at
  14. Run the release validation jobs
  15. Merge release / pre-release back into master if there have been any new commits
  16. Update flatpak tag
  17. Wait for flathub CI to complete
  18. Merge the flathub branch

Creating/Editing AUR packages with docker

# This enables using GUI as well for testing
docker run -it --rm --net=host -e DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix archlinux bash

# System Setup
pacman -Sy
# You might need to install upgrades too
pacman -Su --noconfirm
# (Add required build packages as needed) check .gitlab-ci.yml for what CI uses
pacman -S --noconfirm git base-devel fakeroot vim openssh namcap xorg-xauth cmake qt5-base python zlib hicolor-icon-theme potrace ffmpeg qt5-tools sudo qt5-svg qt5-imageformats
# Make jobs
echo 'MAKEFLAGS="-j4"' >>/etc/makepkg.conf

# Set up a user if using docker
useradd -m foo
su foo
cat <<HERE >key
# (KEY)
chmod 600 key

# Clone AUR package
GIT_SSH_COMMAND="ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -i $AUR_SSH_KEY" git clone ssh://$PACK_NAME.git

# Edit script see
makepkg -f

# Test
pacman -U *.pkg.tar.zst
namcap *.pkg.tar.zst

# Set up GUI for docker
touch ~/.Xauthority
# Run `xauth list` on the host and paster the output as argument to the following
xauth add

# Submit to AUR
makepkg --printsrcinfo > .SRCINFO
git config --global
git config --global
git commit
GIT_SSH_COMMAND="ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -i $AUR_SSH_KEY" git push origin master

Run a VM from an ISO file to test in a full DE

# Append the path to the iso file
qemu-system-x86_64 -m 4G -boot d -enable-kvm -smp 3 -net nic -net user -cdrom

Various Repositories

Testing on Android

See building applications for Android.