[ros-general] My intent to participate in Summer of Code 2006
turnerb7 at msu.edu
Sun Apr 30 17:39:49 CEST 2006
I dont suggest writing a driver. I think you should look through
windows/system32 folder at all the command line apps and pick one out
you want to try anf finish. That is the best idea for someone with the
experince you have I think. Or you can pick a few easy ones and do them
as a package. If this sounds like an idea you might like to do, and want
help looking for command line apps you might be able to work on, let me
know and I can help you look.
Michael DePaulo wrote:
> I am sending this to let people know that I intend to participate in
> the Google Summer of Code 2006 for ReactOS, and to see if anybody has
> any suggestions for a beginner programmer like me.
> Allow me to introduce myself for those of you who do not know me as
> mikedep333 already. My name is Michael DePaulo, I am just finishing my
> 1^st year at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (US).
> I know English and some Spanish. I consider this project to be a great
> idea and I hope to see it do a lot better. So far I have been trying
> to help it out by answering visitor questions on #reactos, entering
> info into the wiki, and whatnot, but I intend to actually start coding
> for this project with such a worthy vision.
> Unfortunately I only have taken one introductory programming course,
> and it was only in Java, although I have a relatively good
> understanding of the components of Windows and how they work together.
> I also am pretty familiar with GNU/linux and mingw. Therefore I need
> to determine what I would be capable of doing with my limited
> experience and selecting the best part of ROS to work on in time for
> the SoC application deadline (May 8^th .) I was thinking of working on
> an application bundled with ROS (which should work with wine too) such
> as wordpad or imagesoft, (which is like MS paint), both of which are
> being done by Ged Murphy at the moment. My friend suggested writing a
> driver like for NICs since we already have the pcnet and ne2000 ones
> to act as templates and I’d just be working with an interface, but I
> was under the impression that writing drivers in general requires a
> lot of experience and you risk crashing the kernel a lot.
> Even if I cannot complete a SoC project, I still intend to help code
> for this project this summer. I will continue to help develop it
> onwards too.
> If anyone has any advice or anything else to tell me, feel free to
> share it. I can be found in #reactos usually and will be checking
> ros-general pretty closely.
> Also, I know that everyone around here uses the quotation style of
> using only a portion of text above what you’re about to say with the >
> next to it. Until evolution or mozilla lightning works with my new
> palm, I will be using Outlook 2003 primarily. Is there a way to easily
> quote using that method in outlook?
> Best Regards,
> Mike DePaulo
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