[Buildroot] [GSoC19] Motivation

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Mon Apr 1 19:44:16 UTC 2019

Hello Mohamed,

On Mon, 1 Apr 2019 21:07:15 +0200
Mohamed Dawod <mhm.dawod at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am looking forward to be accepted in this project because I would like to
> dig deeper in this field as I adore it,
> and because it may be my last chance to participate in GSoC, I wouldn't
> like to lose this chance.

Thanks a lot for introducing yourself, and for your interest in our
topic related to IceCC.

In order to show your interest and skills, could you try to submit one
patch doing some useful contribution to Buildroot ?

You could for example look at http://autobuild.buildroot.net/stats/ for
some package that is not up-to-date, update it to a newer version, test
it on some target (real HW or Qemu) and provide a patch doing the
update. Of course, make sure to read a bit the mailing list to see the
best practices. Check out also the Buildroot manual which has some
indications on how to contribute.

Alternatively, you could have a look at http://autobuild.buildroot.net/
and try to solve some of the build failures, but this is more difficult
for a newcomer.


Thomas Petazzoni
Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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