[opensource] The floor is yours, Tuesday Jan 16

paul c betts bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu
Thu Jan 11 18:51:07 EST 2007

On Thu, 11 Jan 2007, Peter Dietz wrote:

> Throwing this out there for everyone's consumption. We have no speaker
> assigned for this upcoming Tuesday, so declare your interest in
> demonstrating a topic, and we'll mark you down, for either this Tuesday, or
> sometime in the near future.

Yeah, I'd like to do the "Contributing to Open Source" talk that I had
mentioned earlier on Tuesday, because it's the topic that everyone in our
club should know about (and might not!)

Basically, we're going to go through the steps to add a feature to an
existing F/OSS project (gnome-applets):
1. Search in Bugzilla, then make a post
2. Download the source code
3. Edit the code
4. Create and test a patch
5. Send the patch back

and in this particular case,
6. Find out the maintainer hates it, beg for mercy

You all have a chance to have _your_ code run on thousands of PCs all over
the world; get excited! Some of my code is already in Ubuntu Feisty, now
all of you have to get in as well.

> I'm interested in demoing an install of Linux on the ps3, but that one won't
> be ready for a while, I'm too scared to break it.

That could be kind of awesome, I've heard FC6 works like gangbusters on
these machines

PS: If you're curious,
check out http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=352802

Paul Betts <bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu>

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