Carnegie Mellon Students looking for help
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Wed Oct 28 18:40:49 EDT 2009
On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Anthony Hugh <ahugh at cmu.edu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > My name is Anthony Hugh and I am a student at Carnegie Mellon University.
> > I am currently enrolled in a course called "Foundations of Software
> > Engineering." One of the projects for the semester is to work with an
> > Open Source project and ultimately get some code into the code base. I
> > working with Mark Thurman, another student enrolled in the course.
> > Mark and I were wondering if someone could help us get started. We were
> > looking for someone that could point us
> > in the right direction and help us find some areas where we could
> > contribute. Our project need not be a big contribution (a couple of bug
> > fixes is fine), but it does ultimately need to make it into the code
> > Our deadline is November 24, roughly one month from now.
> That's a cool idea for a class.
> > Some bugs we thought would be manageable in that time frame were
> > 1787: Replace smilies while typing
> I don't recommend this one. It's probably a little tricky, and we
> might be drastically changing how we input text (from using our home
> grown gtkimhtml widget to using webkit), and it probably doesn't make
> sense to add this feature to the current code.
> > 1577: Sort groups alphabetically.
> > 9422: Sort in "New Instant Message"
> > 2434: Add chatroom buddy to blist by dragging
> > 3329: Autocompletion of screennames with spaces
> I'm not really familiar with these, but they seem reasonable.
> It might be good to start off with something REALLY small, just to
> keep familiar with getting our source code, compiling, installing,
> running, etc. Maybe strip leading and trailing whitespace from the
> three fields in our Add Buddy dialog when the user clicks the "Add"
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Also give yourself time for submitted patches to receive feedback and
potentially go through a few iterations of change / submit / feedback
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