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KS2010: Welcoming newcomers

KS2010: Welcoming newcomers

Posted Nov 5, 2010 21:17 UTC (Fri) by shapr (guest, #9077)
Parent article: KS2010: Welcoming newcomers

I would very much like to contribute to the kernel, but I really don't know where to start, and I really don't know anyone in the kernel dev community.

If there were a TODO file that listed small bugs or nits I could fix to get started, I would do so. But so far, the TODO lists I've found are out of date.

Perhaps I should start a linux-kernel stackexchange?

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KS2010: Welcoming newcomers

Posted Nov 7, 2010 22:13 UTC (Sun) by kleptog (subscriber, #1183) [Link]

Surely there is some part that interests you. Some feature you'd like to have? That's more likely to work that waiting for something that you don't find interesting.

KS2010: Welcoming newcomers

Posted Nov 8, 2010 23:49 UTC (Mon) by bfields (subscriber, #19510) [Link]

Andrew Morton has always suggested downloading the latest development kernels, using them for daily work on your hardware, and investigating and reporting problems. I agree; investigating bugs is a great way to learn how stuff works.

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