15 computer science collegians looking for a project

Jim Gettys jg at laptop.org
Mon May 5 11:04:13 EDT 2008


I checked this morning now that I'm functioning again; the developer's
program should be moving again, and volumes available should be much
higher than before mass production (particularly if you can tolerate the
Arabic keyboard, where we have stock that can be redirected right now).

Sorry to be slow to respond; I came down sick with a nasty cold bug
last week on top of recovering from surgery.  I'm only now wading
through 1200 back unread mail messages.
                           - Jim



On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 07:04 -0400, Walter Bender wrote:
> I was perhaps under the mistaken impression that OLPC was dumping
> machines to developers like candy again after a hiatus due to a
> logistical snafu. Hmm.
> 
> -walter
> 
> 2008/4/29 NoiseEHC <NoiseEHC at freemail.hu>:
> > Actually it is a funny proposal since without real XO machines it is a
> >  little bit hard to profile programs and since it seems that it is quite
> >  impossible nowadays to get a machine, they are out of luck. Exactly why
> >  does not OLPC just dump machines to developers like candy? Even if only
> >  1% of people do something about performance, it could be more cost
> >  effective than hiring 1 man for it (and the XO badly needs this work).
> >
> >  BTW if you referring to this
> >  http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-March/012033.html
> >  or this
> >  http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/sugar/2006-September/000439.html
> >  then these are not easy and fast things either.
> >
> >
> >
> >  Walter Bender wrote:
> >  > Any interest in the themes/topics Tomeu outlined in his email about
> >  > Sugar performance? Lots of interesting things to explore that would be
> >  > of real value to the project.
> >  >
> >  > -walter
> >  >
> >  > On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Patrick Jahenr
> >  > <patrick.jahner at stud.fh-swf.de> wrote:
> >  >
> >  >> Hi there,
> >  >>
> >  >>  We are a group of 15 collegians, studying 'Applied Computer Science'
> >  >>  at the University of Applied Sciences in Iserlohn (Germany) and we
> >  >>  are looking for a project for the OLPC within the scope of our subject
> >  >>  "Computer-Networks". Our professor (Prof. Martin Hühne) let us choose
> >  >>  our own topic, leading us directly to our first problem: What can
> >  >>  we do?
> >  >>
> >  >>  We have to find a project fitting to this demand. We read the wiki
> >  >>  and realised, that most of our ideas we thought we could implement
> >  >>  are either finished software projects or simply not good enough to
> >  >>  keep on thinking about them, because they do not fit to the OLPC-
> >  >>  ideas. The wiki pages for Project ideas are nice, but you do not
> >  >>  know exactly whether there is already someone working on one of the
> >  >>  projects, or not. The Pages for Current Projects are quite nice too,
> >  >>  but there you do not know if the people working on it actually do
> >  >>  need help.
> >  >>
> >  >>  That is why we post this little request to the readers of this mailing
> >  >>  list.
> >  >>
> >  >>  We are looking for either a project we can take part on, or a not-
> >  >>  yet-implemented idea. It should not bee too big for us in order to
> >  >>  be finished within time; it should not be too small to have something
> >  >>  to do for 15 students. (Anyway, don't forget we need to sleep)
> >  >>  It would be nice, but not all necessary if the project could involve
> >  >>  some of the networking technologies of the XO, I mean, the subject
> >  >>  is "Computer-Networks"
> >  >>
> >  >>  Furthermore, there is a time limit: We will have to end the project
> >  >>  until end of June, whereas there will be the same subject for another
> >  >>  group of students after our free period, which will have the same,
> >  >>  or a similar task. Probably, they will go on, on our project, if
> >  >>  its not finished.
> >  >>
> >  >>  Our Knowledge Base:
> >  >>  We have good basic knowledge in C/C++, Java, some basic knowledge
> >  >>  in scripting languages (Perl, PHP and bash) and some of us have good
> >  >>  knowledge of Linux. A further subject called "Software-Engineering"
> >  >>  came along with us for one and a half year.
> >  >>  We started reading and working in Python and GTK, and saw, we can
> >  >>  cope that.
> >  >>
> >  >>  We are open for all your suggestions, you can email me directly if
> >  >>  you have a project we can take part on, but you could also just answer
> >  >>  here, if you have a good idea which of the project ideas we could
> >  >>  implement.
> >  >>
> >  >>  Thank you in advance,
> >  >>
> >  >>
> >  >>  Patrick
> >  >>
> >  >>
> >  >>  P.S. Please forgive me my English skills
> >  >>
> >  >>
> >  >>
> >  >>
> >  >>
> >  >>
> >  >>
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