[Xapian-devel] Willing to Join Xapian.

Priyank Bhatt priyankbhatt1234 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 05:02:51 GMT 2014

As mentioned on the project ideas page ,  I would like to work on *improving
Python Bindings* , I have basic hands on experience in Python and
sufficient knowledge in C++ , I started with looking at the resource
provided on Project ideas page ,So anyone can further guide me on this
project.Also further i would like to work on small idea like
Replace *atoi with atol* . Can somebody guide me on this where exactly we
need to modify these statements.

On 11 November 2014 at 03:35, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 09, 2014 at 07:53:01PM +0530, Priyank Bhatt wrote:
> > I am willing to work for Xapian . I'm a fourth year undergraduate
> Student ,
> > I have done my elimentary course on machine learning algorithm .
> > I am also familiar with C/C++ and basis Python,HTML,CSS,Javascript .
> > Please suggest what all do I need to learn or read so as to start
> > contributing to the open source community of Xapian . As an amateur and
> as
> > per your free slots what project form the idea's page should I work on ?
> If by "free slots" you mean student slots for GSoC, then it's far too
> early to talk about that - mentoring orgs don't get allocated slots
> until April 15th next year:
> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2015
> If you read the timeline, you'll see that mentoring orgs don't even
> apply to take part until February 9th 2015, so at this point we can't
> say for certain that Xapian will even be taking part next year - no
> mentoring org knows currently.  We are planning to apply, and the
> feedback our students give is generally very positive, so I think it's
> likely we'll get a place, but it is competitive - last year 371 orgs
> applied and 190 were accepted.
> As for how to get started, first step is to check out the code from
> our git repo and get it to build.
> Once you've done that, you want to start getting familiar with the code,
> so pick something small you find interesting and try to do it.  There
> are some "bite-size" ideas on the wiki:
> http://trac.xapian.org/wiki/ProjectIdeas
> Cheers,
>     Olly
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