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Re: PyHurd GSoC

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: PyHurd GSoC
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:53:15 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 06:24:38PM +0530, Grivan Thapar wrote:

> I am interested in applying in GSoC this year for the Hurd. I have
> python experience from my last year's GSoC project in python,
> although I don't have much programming interface designing experience.
> I do have a deep interest in the kernel architecture and OS in
> general. I read the hhg and am reading other related documentation on
> the Hurd wiki, I was able to run the Hurd Debian dist using qemu, and
> tried some of my newly gained knowledge with the translators.

That's a good start :-)

> I cloned the code form the Savannah mercurial repo, tried to read into
> it and understand what is happening. I then tried installing PyHurd to
> do some testing, but I did not get much luck there, I tried to use an
> older version of Cython which the module supports but I could not
> compile the Cython (0.10.3) code on my Hurd installation, a newer
> version though complies and installs fine. I am still looking into
> that.

Unfortunately I can't help with that, as I have no clue about Python...
I hope Anatoly will reply.

> What could I possibly look into as a 'task' to accomplish beforehand
> to maybe investigate my capabilities and learn more?

Well, I don't know what things are missing from the current
implementation, so I can't really say how to improve it... Again, this
would need some input from Anatoly. Or perhaps you can find something
worth improving yourself?


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