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zylr
15th October 2004, 11:23 PM
Ok, i have the skills to make something but I cant think of anything to make! Please give me some ideas.
Thanks!

superbnerd
16th October 2004, 12:14 AM
Do you have the skills to make 3d pencils :confused: You really ought to be more specific. Which language(s)? What's your interest? Are you looking for a job or trying to help the community?

Chas.H
16th October 2004, 01:28 AM
If you are looking for a learning excercise, build a project in your favourite language to find prime numbers using the seive of Eratosthenese.
:confused:
Hey, it's a start.

superbnerd
16th October 2004, 02:01 AM
Are you in this type of position (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=24831)?

zylr
16th October 2004, 10:50 PM
yeah, i am in that position, but i dont know C or C++, I know Python.

superbnerd
16th October 2004, 11:25 PM
Good, now we know were to direct you. ython happens to be the language use for gnome's gui I believe, and it is also redhats language of choice for gui building. Fedora is in need of better and more configuration tools (http://fedora.redhat.com/participate/).

Dog-One
17th October 2004, 06:41 AM
Fix up2date so it doesn't hang and so that all the options in the text mode are configurable in the GUI.

Or... You could just build a nice GUI for yum. :)

earobinson111
17th October 2004, 06:48 AM
hey do u know what i realy want (this may be 2 hard) but a good app for x screensaver to go through all my pictures cant find one and the 2 that xscreensaver says work dont)

foolish
17th October 2004, 12:42 PM
A lot of tools are written in python these days, here, I'll name some:

All the system-config- tools in Fedora are written in python.
Yum is written in python
bittorrent is written in python
plugins for epiphany, xchat and more can be written in python.

Some of these may be a bit advanced, I don't know what level programmer you are. The best way to get involved I think is to get involved with the developers out there who are already working on stuff.

And remember, fixing bugs is as important as new features. Find a python project you like and go through the bugzilla and developer mailing list archives and look for stuff you can fix/add. This way you'll learn the beauty of cooperation with other developers, and you'll be insanely popular.

zylr
26th October 2004, 06:49 PM
Would a GUI for Yum just use system commands to run Yum? Would it need to display all Yum's output? Its a good idea, but could i have some more detail.

P.S. Heh, sorry for taking soooo long to reply!

ilja
26th October 2004, 06:54 PM
There are no system commands to run yum. Yum has its own command and parametrs. See this for more infos: http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/

And it should not only show the output, but inteprete it and suggest what to do and what to think of it.
E.g. The repositorie is down, so you get a 404, so your yum-gui should suggest to wait a bit or to choose/add a new repository.
Maybe you want to start with one of this : http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/yum-todo.ptml

Psquared
26th October 2004, 07:57 PM
Would a GUI for Yum just use system commands to run Yum? Would it need to display all Yum's output? Its a good idea, but could i have some more detail.

P.S. Heh, sorry for taking soooo long to reply!

Thomas Chung has already done this. You might want to take a look at his work.

http://fedoranews.org/tchung/gyum/