Open Source projects in C

This is a discussion on Open Source projects in C within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I've actually learned C in my 1st yr and still practicing it from over a year. Now, I'm currently learning ...

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    Open Source projects in C

    I've actually learned C in my 1st yr and still practicing it from over a year. Now, I'm currently learning python.

    I'm looking forward to join an interesting open source project in C.
    Can you help me out. I have looked in sourceforge, github.. but couldn't make it.

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    You could have a look at this site: https://openhatch.org/search/?toughness=bitesize

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    therwise the general advice when it comes to this is to find some piece of software that you enjou and use a lot, and try to get involved in the development process. Start reading its mailing list, visit the irc-channel, check out the forums etc.

    You can check out this question at SO as well: How to get involved in an open source project - Stack Overflow

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    My problem is I am not able to find an open source project. When ever I open projects related to C, C++ is involved.. or some other which I don't understand.

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    On OpenHatch you can choose to only browse for projects using C. Maybe you could start doing stuff for the linux kernel? That is only C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceaway View Post
    On OpenHatch you can choose to only browse for projects using C. Maybe you could start doing stuff for the linux kernel? That is only C.
    Ha. Kernel programming after only 1 year of C? I wish I would have been that good.

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    Definitely try to join a project that you use and interests you like iceaway suggested. However, even with just C, the learning curve to joining development can still be pretty steep if the project has been around for a while.

    I kind of had the same attitude as you at one point. I wanted to join some projects. I mostly found some projects on github I liked, and then just created my own fork. If you do this, the project owner can see all the changes you make to your local repo and can choose whether or not to pull your update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrotcake1029 View Post
    Ha. Kernel programming after only 1 year of C? I wish I would have been that good.
    There is definitely stuff to be done in the kernel, even with very little experience with C-programming. If one is interested in getting started with kernel development, there is a project called Kernel Janitors. The are plenty of very simple tasks to get involved in, like changing code formatting issues to adhere to the coding style guidelines, fixing typos and other minor things.

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