[Libburn] Thesis on Libburn
todd at dropline.net
Tue Mar 30 20:53:29 PST 2004
I'm not a libburn maintainer, but after doning a fair ammount of work on
the libisofs backend, I'd say it would be a fantastic project for
someone with light-to-moderate C experience.
1) The project is still in an early stage, so the code is still
2) The project is written in pure C and uses standard C libraries. Most
current free software projects are either based on GTK+ or QT, and while
these are both excellent toolkits, if you haven't done much C
programming to begin with, learning a toolkit and a language at the same
time can be daunting.
My recommendation would be to build the latest CVS code and start
banging on it. Find something that doesn't work the way to expect it
should, and fix it :)
On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 08:30, Steven Van Impe wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently studying CS (with major in software development) at the
> University of Ghent, Belgium. Since next year is our final year, we have to
> choose a thesis subject before the end of this year. It's also possible for
> us to propose our own subjects, so I thought I'd try to do something useful.
> I'm a big fan of C, although we haven't had much experience with it, and Linux
> on the desktop. I also think Libburn is something the linux desktop badly
> needs, so I'm considering making it my thesis subject.
> What I would like to know is whether this will work as a thesis subject.
> As I said, I'm a big fan of C, but so far I only know ANSI C, and have only
> done some smaller school project on it. Also, we have quite a broad knowledge
> on hardware, but I'll still need to learn specific stuff on filesystems and
> such. Would you think it's possible for me to learn what I need to know in
> order to get started with working on libburn in about 3 months (taking into
> account that a: people say I'm smart, so I learn quite fast, b: I'm willing
> to dedicate myself to this work, since I'd really like to help out and c:
> well, the thesis is a major part of next year so I'd better make it count).
> Also, would you think that by the start of my final year (october 2004),
> libburn is in a state where I, as a newbie developer, could make some
> contributions to it ?
> Hope to hear from you soon,
> Steven Van Impe
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