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#1 2013-03-31 10:57:06

doru001
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open source project to improve my c++ skills

Could you please recommend to me an open source project under active development where I could contribute and improve my c++ skills? I would enjoy something used in archlinux, too.

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#2 2013-03-31 11:30:07

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

Port Nitrogen to GTK3 for me tongue


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#3 2013-03-31 12:03:31

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Nitrogen does not run on GTK3? Or you want some GTK3 specific functions?
What is this doing, it sets the background of windows to different themes or what?
Arch is still on GTK2. I would need to change it, I suppose. Correction: they are both available, wonderful!

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#4 2013-03-31 12:05:07

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

After you are done porting nitrogen to gtk3 for unia tongue, you can search for popular projects on sites such as github, sourceforge etc.

For example:

https://github.com/languages/C%2B%2B

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#5 2013-03-31 12:24:16

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

doru001 wrote:

Nitrogen does not run on GTK3? Or you want some GTK3 specific functions?
What is this doing, it sets the background of windows to different themes or what?
Arch is still on GTK2. I would need to change it, I suppose. Correction: they are both available, wonderful!

It currently uses GTK2, through gtkmm IIRC. I don't know if gtkmm supports GTK3, so you'll have to look into that. It's a background setter, indeed.

It's a quest for me to ditch GTK2; right now Nitrogen still requires it along with a handful of other applications. I would do it myself, but I don't know C++. You do, so you could help me out big_smile


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#6 2013-03-31 12:45:46

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

Waaait a minute... GTK is written entirely in C... Is Nitrogen a C++ application that includes a C library?

I've been improving my C++ skills by witing some software for the Haiku operating system. The kernel, API, and userland applications are all C++. There's a lot of stuff to do, both easy and hard, since it's a "new" OS.

I'm not saying you should install Haiku. I'm just saying that's what I've been up to. smile

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#7 2013-03-31 13:00:41

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

drcouzelis wrote:

Waaait a minute... GTK is written entirely in C... Is Nitrogen a C++ application that includes a C library?

Nitrogen is written in C++ with the gtkmm library.


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#8 2013-03-31 13:02:25

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

Sorry! One more thing... Here's an extremely relevant post I made a couple of years ago:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 71#p744571

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#9 2013-03-31 13:42:47

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

Sorry for the OT: but nitrogen is the only reason you have gtk2?  What does nitrogen have that the dozens of other bg-setters lack (eg, feh)?

EDIT: if the answer is "a gui", then I suppose that's true.  I just always see that as a burden, not a feature.

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#10 2013-03-31 19:44:46

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

Trilby wrote:

Sorry for the OT: but nitrogen is the only reason you have gtk2?  What does nitrogen have that the dozens of other bg-setters lack (eg, feh)?

EDIT: if the answer is "a gui", then I suppose that's true.  I just always see that as a burden, not a feature.

Quick off-topic reply: it's not the only, just one of the few left. Getting rid of GTK2 isn't that much of an issue for me, just something I would like. I know I'm not going to get rid of it anytime soon as I need flashplayer, Firefox and Libreoffice.


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#11 2013-03-31 20:56:29

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

Jump ship with the KDE crowd and help them port KDE to Qt5, so we can get rid of X :-)

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#12 2013-04-01 18:28:07

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

Awebb wrote:

Jump ship with the KDE crowd and help them port KDE to Qt5, so we can get rid of X :-)

I second that.

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#13 2013-04-05 08:47:58

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

Thank you all for your answers. All of them are very helpful to me.

I will try http://techbase.kde.org/Contribute.

If that will prove too much for me and for my old system, then I will fallback on nitrogen.

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#14 2013-04-09 10:51:24

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

you could help improving centerim5. I guess lots of those terminal cowboys are looking for that :-)

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#15 2013-04-09 14:24:44

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Re: open source project to improve my c++ skills

Try to find something that is usefullf for you to improve, for example I started programming with writing my own bash scripts to make using wine easyer on linux.
currently I help to improve simcraft because I use it while playing WoW.


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