New to linux :) but interested in bugfixing for wayland
tiago.vignatti at nokia.com
Mon Dec 27 07:21:00 PST 2010
On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 10:38:52PM +0530, ext Ambrose J wrote:
> I am new to linux (so to wayland) , from a Microsoft windows
> platform .Working as Tech lead in Microsoft technologies ..
> Learning to use linux and also learning more about it . I looked
> into the wayland project and found its young (sorry if I am wrong ),
> thought I could contribute with some bug fixing ,later contribute to
> it more .
> I also learnt that many mainstream Linux like Ubuntu & Fedora have
> plans for this .
> Right now since it is 1000 lines of code or more , it should be easy
> to get a grip of it .Above in the mail I have mentioned my
> background so that , please what to actually start with . Like
> books/tutorials to learn about Window managers / opengl / anything
> that is relevant so that once I gone through them ,I can have some
> understanding and start with Bug Fixing . Or provide me some info
> for like "Getting Started ......." ..
As Serhiy mentioned, just to give a try Wayland on your machine and building
it is a nice exercise to understand the components involved and the
architecture. You can spend some good time also reading Wayland the page and
understanding the ideas behind it:
Later on, you can hang a bit on the mailing list, try to understand the
patches coming, help with the review, apply them and eventually contribute
with new ones. I guess the open-source way of collaboration probably will be
the big difference for you coming from Windows platform.
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