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I would like to play a little bit with elementary programs. Could someone provide me a guide how to fetch a trunk from launchpad and run that trunk on my pc?

I'm really a rookie in things like git.

Thanks!

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elementary OS doesn't use Git. It uses Bazaar, which is an alternative to Git.

To fetch some part of elementary OS from Launchpad:

  1. Go here: https://launchpad.net/elementary

  2. In your browser, select a project on the right side that you want to fetch (I'm going to use Scratch as an example) and then click on the Code on the top.

  3. You'll see the Bazaar command that you'll need to enter in Terminal to fetch the code. Here's an example:

    bzr branch lp:scratch

  4. This command is going to create a subfolder in the current working directory and name it scratch. Once the command is executed, cd into that subfolder and then try to build the code by referring to the file called INSTALL or HACKING that will guide you through the process.

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