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    How to obtain source code for gnomine?

    I know this might seem like an elementary thing to most of you, but it's something I haven't been able to figure out in the past hour of searching online. I need to obtain some specific source code.

    I want to take one of the existing programs (gnomine as it was in Lucid), and tweak it. I'm not trying to start a "project". I simply want a version for my own use that behaves differently than the one I have. I wouldn't want to tweak the latest (gnome3) version, because I don't like what they've done with the color scheme, or the changes of controls, etc. I prefer the earlier version. It should be less work & better result, starting from that. But, step #1 is to obtain the correct source code. I won't even know what language it was written in, until I've done that.

    Can anybody walk me through this?
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    Re: How to obtain source code for gnomine?

    The source package for gnomine is gnome-games.

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    Re: How to obtain source code for gnomine?

    There is some info in this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...hlight=gnomine

    My last suggestion was to simply copy the binary code from the old version to your new system and run it to see if it works. If you get errors that libraries are missing, then copy those older libraries as well. You can have older and newer libraries sitting next to each other on your disk, without messing up the package manager.

    Recompiling from source is instructive, but it will take some time for you to put together the tool chain to build it and even then, there may be bugs running it in your current environment.
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    Re: How to obtain source code for gnomine?

    Just installed gnomine from Lucid on current Debian sid. The only other Ubuntu packages needed were gnome-games-common from Lucid and liblaunchpad-intergration1/liblaunchpad-integration-common that I took from Quantal, but you probably already have installed working versions of them on Precise. All the other GTK+2.0 stuff was in Debian sid repository.

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    Re: How to obtain source code for gnomine?

    Quote Originally Posted by schragge View Post
    The source package for gnomine is gnome-games.
    Got it. Thank you!
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    Re: How to obtain source code for gnomine?

    I intended on marking this thread as "solved" today - but, I'm not getting that as an option on the drop-down list from "Thread tools".
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    Re: How to obtain source code for gnomine?

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffyeagle View Post
    I intended on marking this thread as "solved" today - but, I'm not getting that as an option on the drop-down list from "Thread tools".
    Hi,

    Here's how to mark your first post as solved -

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads

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    Re: How to obtain source code for gnomine?

    Great! Got it. Did it. Thanks for the guidance.
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