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Old 02-21-2003, 08:30 AM   #1
JSuresh
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Exclamation Where to download linux source code


Hi.I would like to know where I can download linux source code.Are there any sites out there.Any particular sites that anyone knows.

Please do tell me as I would like to learn how to program in linux.

you can message me via ICQ,my icq uin is 27747819

or e-mail me at jsuresh84@hotmail.com


thanks.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 08:32 AM   #2
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if you look on sourceforge.net or
google.com/linux for the programs you are looking for most of these will come is tar.gz which is genereally the source code that you compile yourself.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 08:35 AM   #3
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How about from the official kernel site at www.kernel.org
 
Old 02-21-2003, 08:36 AM   #4
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Okay thanks for the info.
just one more thing.Which language can I program linux in.Is there any specific compiler?Can I use Microsoft visual studio to program in Linux?

thanks for your help.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 08:45 AM   #5
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It might help us a bit more if you tell us what you want to do.
You may well be able to compile some linux software in Microsoft visual studio, I wouldn't try it tho, plus it wont work in Linux.
gcc is a c and c++ compiler, use that.
 
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Old 02-21-2003, 08:47 AM   #6
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Originally posted by JSuresh
Okay thanks for the info.
just one more thing.Which language can I program linux in.Is there any specific compiler?Can I use Microsoft visual studio to program in Linux?

thanks for your help.
You can most likely program in any language. Linux supports many languages. I 'm sure you can use Visual Studio to program in but your probably limited to maybe just C or something like that, but what would be the point to use MS software to develop for Linux ? From my understanding you can program mostly in a plain text editor in Linux and use a Linux or open source compiler to compile your program in Linux.

Just don't be trying to develop Visual Basic or .NET platform for Linux. Maybe you should read up on some programming techniques for Linux. I'm no programmer but I can assure its different compiling for MS compared to Linux or Unix platforms.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 09:02 AM   #7
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okie.thanks for all your input.I'm really learning a lot here.I'm drawn to the open source mainly because of interest plus I see that it's really going to take off in a big way in future. I'm just a beginner in programming(hence I'm just interested in doing some simple programs to reinforce what I've learnt in college).I'm using MS Visual studio as I'm currently learning C++ in my college. My intention was just to jump straight into the source codes to get an idea of how the code is written. Nevertheless I will take heed of the advice given and find some good programming books on linux.


Thanks guys.I really appreciate your help.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 11:08 AM   #8
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Well it depends what you're referring to as "linux". If you mean the kernel then kernel.org is what you want, it's written in C but will only compile with gcc, so forget Visual Studio. In fact, no linux software will compile on windows out of the box, if you want to play with it you'll need to install Linux itself.

Windowing system/graphics layer is at Xfree86.org (C)
KDE/GNOME UI is at kde.org (C++) and gnome.org (C)

Audio is at alsa-project.org (C)

Most popular web browser engine is at mozilla.org (C++)

... and so on
 
  


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