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From: "Ahmed S. Darwish" <darwish.07@gmail.com>
To: Russ Meyerriecks <datachomper@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Student Project Ideas
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 22:44:51 +0200
Message-ID: <20070329204450.GA13541@Ahmed> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <bc8960410703290304t7ff61205u7110ac33c671fb4d@mail.gmail.com>

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 05:04:08AM -0500, Russ Meyerriecks wrote:
> Hi all,
>  I've been hacking on the Linux kernel all semester for my OS:
> Internals class. We are given full autonomy in picking our final
> programming project and I would love for mine to be /useful/ for the
> Linux kernel and not just a theoretical exorcise. If anybody has any
> bug fixes or features maybe they never got around to, and would be
> suitable for this situation, I would love to hear about them.
> 

I'm a college student too and I wished a wish like that in the past. After 
watching the development process for a while, I realized that somehow
a college final project won't fit with the linux kernel project.
Everything here is done by _evolution_ not a revolution, you'll even see the 
highest matured programmers in this project send little patches day by day. 

And the problem that you can't meet your PH.D and tell him/her: hey, I have
a patch or two, they simply don't understand that ;).

Second, I think it's very hard to make a considerable project in the kernel
without doing some little patches here and there at first. Google for kernel
newbies and kernel janitors.

Regards,

-- 
Ahmed S. Darwish
http://darwish.07.googlepages.com


  parent reply index

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-03-29 10:04 Russ Meyerriecks
2007-03-29 10:15 ` Helge Hafting
2007-03-29 10:32 ` Cong WANG
2007-03-29 20:59   ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2007-03-29 22:54     ` Kyle Moffett
2007-03-30  0:09       ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-03-30  0:25         ` Kyle Moffett
2007-03-29 16:35 ` Stefan Richter
2007-03-29 20:44 ` Ahmed S. Darwish [this message]
2007-03-30  5:17 ` Lee Revell
2007-03-30 15:34 ` Pavel Machek
2007-03-30 16:15   ` Gerb Stralko
2007-04-02 13:01     ` Pavel Machek

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