GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Code-in 2012 Copyleft Games Group

Hedgewars: Center help text field

completed by: Mitchell

mentors: koda, Andrey Korotaev, Xeli, Sheepy


Remember to join our IRC channel when working on this task! We are on #hedgewars at If you are new to IRC, read this tutorial from a past GCI participant.

Your task

Whenever you hover your mouse on top of a button, some help text usually appears. However depending on the button position this text might be misaligned and is not nice to see. Check AbstractPage.cpp implementation and correct this problem.

Please see the discussion on our bug tracker, following this link.

Fun fact, the lower help text hovering was implemented by a GCI student in 2011.


A working patch, that applies cleanly to our source tree. This patch should be in the form of a pull from clone, hg export or unified diff format (in order of preference) implementing the functionality required.