Packages for Developing Gnome-RDP

Here are the packages that I found I needed to install for developing on experimental branch of Gnome-RDP:

  • libglib2.0-cil-dev
  • libgtk2.0-cil-dev
  • libconf2.0-cil-dev
  • libcairo2-dev (probably not required)
  • libndesk-dbus1.0-cil-dev
  • libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil-dev
  • libglade2.0-cil-dev
  • libgnome-keyring1.0-cil-dev
  • gtk-sharp2
  • libgnome-keyring-dev
  • nunit
  • monodevelop-nunit

Adding Custom Emblems to Your Folder Icons

I have a work folder under my Home folder that I store all of my work-related documents.  I wanted to put my work’s logo on the folder to make it stand out.

I found a great thread with some tips.  Basically, I downloaded a graphic from the company website with the logo on it.  I used Gimp to crop and resize it.  Then, I saved it to the folder: $HOME/.icons/hicolor/48×48/emblems (I had to create the .icons directory).  Finally, when I right clicked on the folder and viewed the property, my new icon was in the list of emblems.

Hacking Gnome-RDP

The Gnome-RDP application has been very helpful to me in connecting to various remote machines.  So, I have been trying to contribute a few changes here and there.  Here is how I have been making my patches to contribute:

Step 1: Check out the Source Code

svn co https://gnome-rdp.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/gnome-rdp gnome-rdp

Step 2: Create a copy for comparing

cp -r gnome-rdp gnome-rdp-compare

Step 3: Compare and Copy my changes into what I checked out

meld previous/gnome-rdp-svn/branches/experimental gnome-rdp/branches/experimental/

Step 4: Create the patch

diff -Naur gnome-rdp-compare/branches/experimental/ gnome-rdp/branches/experimental/ > change.patch

Step 5: Publish the Patch

I created a new bug in the launchpad bug tracker, and I attached the patch there.

Here are the patches I have done so far:

I am most definitely welcome to suggestions for anything that I am doing wrong or could do easier.

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