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    What project should I hack on?

    So I'm sitting here at work waiting for various things to run. This happens a lot, and I usually have a good bit of time to kill before things end.

    So, I'm trying to find a good project to hack on a bit here at work while I'm waiting around. I'm on Solaris 8 with both GCC and Sun Studio, so doing some porting work is a possibility.

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: What project should I hack on?

    http://sourceforge.net/ is briming with FOSS projects that may like.

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    Re: What project should I hack on?

    Quote Originally Posted by welsh_spud
    http://sourceforge.net/ is briming with FOSS projects that may like.
    Well, yeah, but I'm overwhelmed by choices. I'm looking for specific recommendations.
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    Re: What project should I hack on?

    Well if you're taking suggestions, I have quite a few "niggles" with some programs that I'd sort out myself if I knew how to code

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    Re: What project should I hack on?

    Quote Originally Posted by hentaidan
    Well if you're taking suggestions, I have quite a few "niggles" with some programs that I'd sort out myself if I knew how to code
    Go for it
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    Re: What project should I hack on?

    Well off the top of my head...

    Xfce could do with a few improvements
    • better customization of the panel, i.e. allowing complete removal, better graple bars
    • I also don't like the way it places the menu (dependant on cursor) when you click on a programs icon in the title bar, perhaps an option to "do like GNOME etc." where the menu appears the same place regardless of where you click
    • an option on when you right click on programs in the task bar to move to another workspace


    Galeon is a cool and quick browser that I found recently,
    • but it appears to like crashing a lot
    • and some sort of better customization of the address bar, bookmarks etc., to enable more viewport space


    gmail-notify
    • seems to insist on freezing every so often, esp. when disconnected from the net
    • and seems to enjoy shooting the "new email" notification half way up my screen


    I should really file bug reports for half of these though....

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    Re: What project should I hack on?

    you should really do something you are actually interested in, allthough if you happen to have absolutly no interests whatso ever and are a robot of some kind, wine can allways do with some help.

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    Re: What project should I hack on?

    Bah, 4 good suggestions, and none I can actually do

    xfce, galeon, and gmail-notify all require gtk2, which Solaris 8 doesn't have, and can't support due to lack of RENDER. And wine isn't of much use on a sparc box

    Wine's interesting though, I hack on it a bit at home.
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    Re: What project should I hack on?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeljkp
    I'm on Solaris 8 with both GCC and Sun Studio, so doing some porting work is a possibility.

    Any suggestions?
    If you want you can try to compile my project on Solaris...I want unix ports...lots of them

    https://developer.berlios.de/projects/nixstaller/

    I haven't released anything yet (currently finishing first version) and the site needs some work.

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    Re: What project should I hack on?

    Quote Originally Posted by -Rick-
    If you want you can try to compile my project on Solaris...I want unix ports...lots of them
    Sounds good, I'll check it out.
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