Time of Coding!
Updates on my project as a Google Summer of Code Intern. As you all know, I’m working on the Gnome-Calendar to make the much-required week-view. Here is the proposed mock up for the same:
The week-view already had good amount of code written for it. So the basic files were already existing. My first task was to activate the already written week-view, which after a few changes in the main Application file, resulted in:
Which is pretty far from the mock up.
All of the previously written code for week-view was in a single class, but in my proposal, we divided it into multiple classes.
- WeekHeader for displaying the week-names, dates and labels of month, week number(s) and year.
- WeekGrid to display the time periods of the 7 days of the week.
The events would go to each class based on the duration they last.
The initial task was a major clean up of the previously written week-view code, which was a pretty difficult task, given it was 2 years old code, and LOT of things have changed. The code was a sight which one wouldn’t like to see.
The clean up done, it was time to set up new classes and templates.
So here’s how you do it for calendar
- Make the ui, c and header file.
- For making the calendar use the ui file
- Save the ui in the correct place, data/ui/
- Convert the file into binary, so that no one messes with it, by including it in the data/calendar.gresource.xml
- Include the file(or alias if you’ve set it to anything different) in the data/Makefile.am
- For making the calendar use the .c and .h files:
- Just include the files in the src/Makefile.am
From week-view, we will be using a separate folder to include the views, which is src/views/ So how do we include headers of files inside a subfolder? Simple enough if you know it- Add
-I$(srcdir)/views to the CPPFlags of Makefile.
And there you have it newly introduced classes which are ready to use for coding and testing.
Next blog about the WeekHeader.
P.S.-My hackergotchi is here 😀 , Thanks a lot danielgc for making it 🙂