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RE: I want to learn more about the soc proposals

From: <timmyguo_at_mail.ustc.edu.cn>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 13:28:26 +0800

Hi all,
I failed to send this post due to a silly mistake. Thanks for figuring this
out, Hyrum!

Here comes the post:
> I think your proposal should just convince us why you'd do a good job on
the
> selected project, not necessarily how you'll go about doing it. Last
> year, when I
> was a student, we spent the "bonding time" of April and May working on the
> design for my selected task, and it ended up working out pretty well.
> Reading
> HACKING is a great start in the process, though.
>
> I can't speak for everybody, but when evaluating proposals, I look as
> much for
> potential as I do at the past history. We just want to see why you want
> to do
> the project, and why you'd be the best qualified to do so.

I think I should say something more about my background, so as to show my
potential as you said. ^_^
In fact, I like philosophy of open source and UNIX very much. I run a Debian
box on my own notebook. I would like to fix problems by myself if it doesn't
take me a lot of time, and then send the patch/bug to the maintainers of the
package. For example, I made an improvement to lookupfile, a vim plugin, and
fixed a bug in SLIM, a light weight display manager that I use.
The field of research that I'm working on (computer architecture) relies on
simulations very much. I have to evaluate many open source simulators, pick
one from them, analyze its code and modify it to fit my needs. I developed
some techniques during this work to read and analyze code very quickly.
Most of my research work is based on the GNU tool chains. So I'm quite
familiar with them. Coding with C/C++, managing builds with makefile,
debugging with GDB, running benchmarks and analyzing results with
Bash/Sed/Awk scripts, plotting figures with gunplot and writing papers with
Tex, that's the way of my work.

As you have seen, I live on open source software. I would like to make it
more comfortable to me. The Google soc program encourages me to do more. So
I decide to participate in the development of subversion, which I use every
day.
>
> Do you have specific questions about a particular task (either the sparse
> directories interface, or something else)?
Currently I'm interested in the sparse directories interface. However, I
haven't got any specific question about it. Because I have not learn enough
to ask such questions.:-) I think I have to see how do the sprees
directories got implemented in addition to the formal description of the
sparse directories proposal. Tracing the change log and do some diffs may
help.
>
> -Hyrum

Thanks again, for your valuable advice.
Gui, Guo

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