Get rid of W->A calls : help me help ?
m.hearn at signal.QinetiQ.com
Wed Aug 25 05:01:09 CDT 2004
Joris Huizer wrote:
> I'm thinking of trying to do some helpfull work on wine;
> I have the following problem,
> - I don't know where to start (I have never done stuff in wine or
> another open source project) ; but I hope you have patience to guide me
> into that (but I'm a informatica student, I like learning stuff like
> htis ;) )
Well, you can do lots of things. You could sit down and try and make
apps work, which is fun and rewarding but has a STEEP learning curve, or
you can tackle the janitorial tasks (like you said), or you can hack on
the tools we use like the debugger/test suite, or you can work on ease
of use issues and desktop integration. There's a ton of things, really.
Most people hack on making particular applications they like work.
> - I don't know the details about Unicode functions;
> I think the W->A thing of the janitorial might be a great way to start
> working in wine code; as it doesn't require too much overview about the
> way wine does its work I think.. (and I don't yet have much of that
I've started work about a week ago on a "Wine developer cheatsheet" that
covers the basics like important debugging channels, how to use the
debugger, some basic Win32 API guidance and so on. I'll publish it here
in a week or two.
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