[Xcb] _Problems_ in GSoC, 2011

vikash agrawal vikashagrawal1990 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 14:01:35 PDT 2011

Hello Josh,

I did understand the compilation and generation of codes to some extent and
did fail at few places, but II decided to finally move on.
I then moved to xkb and facing some similar issues,there. [ Always seeing
XKB.[h,c] is scary :( ]. SO I will shoot some question regarding code
generation in my next few mails [ like why is bool treated as CARD8 and not
_Bool or on what basis c_clien.py generates _maps or )vales typedefs :) ]
 Till then I would be regularly asking my doubts -> [1].

As of now I wish to play with the code and would be making a git repo @
gitorious [ I think its quiet late] . So can you please suggest me a way to
test and play with code as you are an expert on the matter.
[ Also my prime moto here is to understand the code genration and not the
underlying facts in the code so is that idea wrong? ]

I also wanted to talk something regarding to Bug
34037<https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34037>I tend to see
it everyday but I am unable to escalate. I am not able to
understand the bug much even with the provided description. :( Where should
I look for the bug in the code?

If you remember, once you said "I think you will find that the bug you
linked to (fixing XCB's padding) represents a summer's worth of work by
itself; plan on spending the bulk of your time there, and don't worry about
anything else.  If you get past that and still want more to do, we can
easily come up with something. :)"
[ Am I going very slow? Please speak to me bluntly as this is very
important, with context to deadlines, work and assessments as I really want
to know and would pace up more to give my best, By now almost 2 weeks are
coming to an end and I feel very unsatisfied with my work, though still I am
not sure, if I am judging my self very brutally or sympathetically]

Also, I am unable to set my deadlines, please guide me on that
    Should I first concentrate on compilation and code generation? or what?

Sorry to bother you so much, but sometimes I feel I need to talk to you or
discuss something directly with you or even when I feel demotivated. Sir, It
would be great if you could spare some time out of your busy schedule and
hang out on IRC

Vikash Agrawal
[1] - http://ietherpad.com/Yfn4iCrHkE
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