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Re: Gsoc: choosing right project for hurd.

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Gsoc: choosing right project for hurd.
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 22:34:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)


On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 03:34:20PM -0500, Manish Regmi wrote:

>   I dont know if this is the right list for this question.

Yes it is :-)

If possible, you might also want to talk about this on IRC -- direct
communication is easier in such cases...

>  I am quite unsure which project to choose from the list. I originally
>  applied for procfs project and i got a suggestion to apply for
>  another project because procfs already has several applications. I
>  think i can also work  on Convert Hurd Libraries and Servers to
>  pthreads, GNU Mach Code Cleanup.

We also have a rather good application for Mach code cleanup. pthread
conversion is still open, but of course that can change any time... So
you shouldn't base your decision *exclusively* on this -- of course it's
more reasonable to apply for a project that better fits your skills...

I can't give you any better advice, not knowing your skills/experience
and interests. Your resume shows a general interest for low-level system
programming, but that fits many of our project ideas...

You mention that you have worked with Linux, but not in what way, so I
can't tell whether the glue code task is perhaps appropriate. Other
tasks (partially) dealing with the actual microkernel are dtrace, sound
support and VM tuning. All the other tasks are userspace; many still
dealing with lower-level system internals, but some are pure high-level
translator programming -- procfs is mostly the latter.

Some involve fixing/improving existing code, others writing totally new
components. Some involve more designing, others more programming. And so
on. It all depends on your preferences :-)


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