Student preparing for GSoC

André Hentschel nerv at
Thu Mar 15 14:38:41 CDT 2018

Am 15.03.2018 um 17:43 schrieb Zebediah Figura:
> On 15/03/18 01:38, Kieran Duggan wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am a computer science student at the City College of New York. I have
>> used Linux for a few years now and have frequently relied on Wine to run
>> windows applications, so the opportunity to contribute to Wine is
>> exciting to me.
>> I have successfully built wine from source and ran Ski Free on it to
>> test if it worked. Next I wanted to try and find some of the fixmes that
>> were popping up so I could attempt my first patch, however I am having
>> trouble finding where exactly in the source the fixme's are arising.
>> Maybe It's obvious and I'm just too tired right now to figure it out,
>> but I would be very appreciative if someone could point me in the right
>> direction with this.
>> While I have been learning computer science for years now, I have not
>> yet contributed to an open source project. I am very eager to learn and
>> become familiar with the process.
>> Thank you!
>> Kieran Duggan
> Hello Kieran, and thanks for your interest in Wine and GSoC!
> A fixme: message prints out the name of its component, then the function
> in question, and then some further information. For example:
> 0041:fixme:ntdll:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet
> is printed in the NtLockFile() function, which is part of ntdll. It's
> printed in the source by a FIXME macro:
> dlls/ntdll/file.c:3424:        FIXME("I/O completion on lock not
> implemented yet\n");
> In general you can just grep for the function name. I hope this helps.
> Also please feel free to ask about any specific FIXME or bug before
> trying to tackle it. A fair number of features are as yet unimplemented
> because they're more work than they're worth.
> ἔρρωσο,
> Zeb

Hi and welcome!

Please also note that you need to submit a patch to wine prior
 to the proposal deadline.
You should ideally have submitted a patch by the time you've sent in
your GSOC application. Your patch must be accepted by March 27 16:00
UTC (student application deadline). Please don't wait until the
last minute.
As long as your patch does something useful (fixes a bug, adds more tests,
pretty much anything more than fixing a comment), you are considered
eligible for GSOC.
Be free to ask questions here!

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