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Re: [Bug-wget] [GSoC-2012] Some questions about wget idea

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [GSoC-2012] Some questions about wget idea
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:12:18 -0700
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On 03/18/2012 11:50 AM, Boris Bobrov wrote:
> В сообщении от Sunday 18 of March 2012 03:15:01 Micah написал:
>> On 03/17/2012 09:45 AM, Boris Bobrov wrote:
> Hello!
> I've noticed the task with adding concurrency to wget and was really
> happy to see that wget will soon get that feature - I needed it a lot
> some time ago.
> I would also like to implement that feature. But I've got some question 
> beforehand.
> 1. Do you require knowledge of wget's internals by the time of
> application submission?
> 2. I have some (theoretical and a bit of practical) knowledge in working
> with concurrency (including C), but have zero experience in working with big 
> programs in C (but have some python experience). Though I've hacked proftpd 
> once to confirm there a bug once and think that my C code is not that bad.
> So, should I try sending an application or experience is a "must have"?

I'll be mentoring for Wget this year, and am still discussing with
Giuseppe some of the particulars for the project(s), including what
student requirements should be.

In the past, I think we've usually strongly preferred candidates who
come to us with a solid background in programming, as well as other
technologies related to wget or to the particular project. In
particular, I believe in the past we asked students to provide samples
of previous work, to give us an idea of the sort of quality we might
expect from the code.

It's not clear to me yet whether this means "a solid background in C."
There are certainly minimum expectations we'd have, or the project would
be liable to become a "teach the student C" sort of project, rather than
a "get something done for Wget, while learning more about participation
in Free Software projects" type of thing. :)

But there's a decent chance that we could look at past things you've
done with Python, and try to deduce from that how likely you'd be able
to transition smoothly from Python to C.


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