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shafi
July 24th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Dear all Linux fans,

I am doing my Master Degree in field of Software engineering, and now I am passing my vacations, and in these vacations I'd like to do a java project under Linux ( specially Ubuntu ) with some other folks whom they are interest to cooperate with me.
Currently I am looking for some cool ideas and co-workers to tell me what kind of project is good to do.
If you are interesting to join me in this project and you are good in Java programming please contact me to share your ideas and assistant, thanks in advance for your kindness.

Best Regards,
shafi

Contact: shafi.tokhi@gmail.com

Diabolis
July 24th, 2008, 07:23 PM
I just started a Java project a month ago, a small tool, maybe you would like to see it or dig through it sources a bit.

Here is the link: http://conkygui.sourceforge.net/

What ideas do you have for the project that you want to start?

Maybe a look to the "Project Ideas" at Sourceforge will help:
Ideas looking for developers, developers looking for ideas. (http://sourceforge.net/community/forum/)

shafi
July 25th, 2008, 01:36 AM
Thanks for the post,
as i wrote in my first post, i am just looking for some ideas, till now i don't exactly which project is good to do that.

Your project also looks nice, I can also join your project if you are interesting, but i need a little bit more explanation regarding your source code, project members, and tools which you are using.

please contact me if you like , thanks

mike_g
July 25th, 2008, 01:49 AM
Dude just take the time to find a project YOU want to work on. Expecting a slew of people to waste their time pitching you for random crap with no idea of what you want to do is just silly.

tinny
July 25th, 2008, 03:59 AM
Dude just take the time to find a project YOU want to work on. Expecting a slew of people to waste their time pitching you for random crap with no idea of what you want to do is just silly.

+1

Also, before leading you have to have followed...

shafi
July 25th, 2008, 11:21 PM
if some one has start a project using Java programming language , I like to join him/her , please reply me, I am doing my vocations, and I am totally free.

Diabolis
July 25th, 2008, 11:33 PM
I don't think that someone will ever come to you and ask you to do something. I can tell you that because I wouldn't do it. I rather get things done by myself than wasting my time and other's time by trying to find someone enough interested in whatever I'm working.

You really should spend some time surfing through sourceforge and start by yourself tinkering with someone else code or writing your own.

Also, most of the groups of developers would like to see what you have written in the past before they add you as part of their team. Just to know that they won't spend more time correcting your code than improving what they already have.


Ah! damn I lost my cup of coffee with this post and I really liked it.

shafi
July 26th, 2008, 12:00 AM
I don't think that someone will ever come to you and ask you to do something. I can tell you that because I wouldn't do it. I rather get things done by myself than wasting my time and other's time by trying to find someone enough interested in whatever I'm working.

You really should spend some time surfing through sourceforge and start by yourself tinkering with someone else code or writing your own.

Also, most of the groups of developers would like to see what you have written in the past before they add you as part of their team. Just to know that they won't spend more time correcting your code than improving what they already have.


Ah! damn I lost my cup of coffee with this post and I really liked it.
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Dear Diabolis,
thanks for the post,
I have did some small projects alone, and because of that I am not so familiar with sourceforge projects. and I need some guidance for that.

I have did , an application for the Library of a Faculty in Afghanistan, using Java swing and Mysql, and I also wrote an English Persian dictionary using Swing and XML.
The other project was building a chat server using sockets (that was for fun!).
and the last project was doing an address book for a small private company ( done by swing and XML ).
This time I like to work in a team, and for that I need some help.

jamesdcarroll
July 26th, 2008, 06:17 AM
I'd suggest heading over to Apache and looking for a Java based project that interests you. There's lots of them and I'm willing to bet that they'd all be interested in someone who is eager, willing to learn, and willing to code. On top of that you'd be contributing to the Free Software movement, learning how to work in an global/disconnected community, and working on enterprise level stuff like:

Directory (http://directory.apache.org/): an LDAP server
James (http://james.apache.org/): email
Mina (http://mina.apache.org/): Network application framework
Lenya (http://lenya.apache.org/): content management

plus many more.

shafi
July 27th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Dear All,
Thanks for all the posts.
I have found some java projects from sourceforge but I don't know how can i join them, I have send a message to one of the group leaders via sourceforge for joining the project, but I didn't get any reply.
Can you please guide me, how can I contact these guys or team leaders to take part in their activities? thanks.

Click here for projects Link and filter for java ! (https://sourceforge.net/softwaremap/trove_list.php?form_cat=18)

slavik
July 27th, 2008, 05:25 AM
download the code, edit it and submit the patches (create them using diff)

joining an open source project is not like finding a job where you have to be accepted before you start working on a project. in the open source world, you start working on a project, and only when you are proven to be good, you are accepted into it.

tinny
July 27th, 2008, 06:44 AM
download the code, edit it and submit the patches (create them using diff)

joining an open source project is not like finding a job where you have to be accepted before you start working on a project. in the open source world, you start working on a project, and only when you are proven to be good, you are accepted into it.

Yep! Meritocracy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meritocracy) in practice.

Summit a good idea, fix or feature and your in. :)

pmasiar
July 28th, 2008, 05:41 PM
This time I like to work in a team, and for that I need some help.

Good news is, you do not have to be "approved" or vetted out to be able to contribute: You submit your code patch and if it is any good, code will be accepted.

Bad news is, that developers have very limited time, so many of them might be reluctant to spend little time they have to teach unknown possible contributor some basics - they will expect you to be self-starter (able to do lots of search, and understanding little clues), otherwise you will be net drain on the project if people instead of contributing code spend time teaching basics.

Consider joining some widely popular project which has big community of developers, some of those dedicated to getting new developers "up to speed", with plenty of FAQs. Something like Eclipse perhaps. Something you are so interested to learn by yourself that you do not mind spending lots of time learning, and where you have some ideas what you would like to do differently.

Another option what you can do with your time is to learn different language, so you will be able to use more than single tool for any task (to have more than a hammer in your toolbelt). I suggest dynamically typed language, like Python, Ruby, Perl, or even Lisp (I prefer Python).