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Old 11-08-2003, 10:06 AM   #1
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Help me find an open-source project


Hi, I've been trying to learn C for a couple of months now and I've created a few small programs etc. What has given me problems has always been the logic that it takes to do something larger (more advanced programs than your average mini-hack, that is.) That is why I've decided to do some programming on an established open-source project.

I've been looking around for a suiting program (on freshmeat, the ports-directory, etc.) but havn't found anything that I want to try. It's either too advanced, or written in some other language, such as C++ which I'm not interested in (i program in ruby to learn OOP).

Now I'm wondering if any of you have suggestions of a program/project that would be interesting to have a closer look at. I'm not looking for some big project such as Enlightenment or Apache, but something moderately sized that would be fairly easy to understand and modify. It's important that C is the main language used since it's C that I want to learn. Games don't interest me much, so desktop-applications would be a better choice.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 10:56 AM   #2
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why dont you think of some area you would like to work on? like something that you think is interesting, and you would have fun doing? for instance, i wanted to work on stuff related to wireless, and i started looking around, and am now working on stuff related to it.
yes, i said "stuff" a lot. just substitute whatever interests you with "stuff".
maybe there are some tools on your machine that you might want to tweak or change, or whatever, look up its src, and work on that?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 06:09 PM   #3
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Many GTK/Gnome applications are written in C. Take a look at some of them perhaps? Not big things like Evolution, but how about gaim? It's codebase is pretty easy to understand.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 08:43 PM   #4
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why dont you think of some area you would like to work on? like something that you think is interesting, and you would have fun doing? for instance, i wanted to work on stuff related to wireless, and i started looking around, and am now working on stuff related to it.
yes, i said "stuff" a lot. just substitute whatever interests you with "stuff".
maybe there are some tools on your machine that you might want to tweak or change, or whatever, look up its src, and work on that?

great advice. u gotta find that topic that just grabs u and makes u want to learn everything about it. for me it was network programming and now kernel hacking. who knows what the future holds tho
 
Old 11-16-2003, 10:05 PM   #5
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Creep,

ht://dig is always looking for help. I think right now they are concentrating on phrase searching for version 3.2
 
  


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