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Re: [MirageOS-devel] request for beginner project suggestion

On 28 January 2016 at 05:58, Madhuri Yechuri <cosmokramer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Great, thanks for the quick response! i assume below advice still holds
> true, in that case.


> ______
> You could start by cloning the mirage-skeleton repository and making a
> new example based on "console" that uses logging rather than printing.
> For modifying libraries, you'll need to know how to "opam pin" a
> modified package for testing. There's some useful information here:
> https://www.somerandomidiot.com/blog/2015/11/26/quick-changes-in-mirageos/
> (however, I find it easier to look in the Makefile to find the
> dependencies, rather than reading the source of the mirage tool, and
> make sure you do "opam pin -k git" to pin in "mixed mode", or you'll
> have endless trouble with stale OASIS files)
> ______
> i can start with
> https://github.com/mirage/mirage-net-xen/blob/995bcf518b7c8e41e7db79050948bb7ecc1046b2/lib/frontend.ml#L106
> , as listed in the Pioneer Projects page.
> Is there a recommended regression test set? i looked around
> https://mirage.io/wiki/contributing, but couldn't find any pointers.

There are no automated tests. Running mirage-skeleton would let you
check if it was working.

Dave Scott made a branch that allowed mirage-net-xen to run on Unix
(by making the Xen stuff abstract), which allowed running unit-tests
easily. I think it needs a bit of work to rebase it on master, though:


(many of the changes on this branch have already been merged)

Some proper integration tests that spin up multiple Xen VMs would be
great too. I know this has been discussed a few times, but I'm not
sure what the status is.

> Thanks a lot!
> madhuri.
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 8:40 AM, Thomas Leonard <talex5@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 27 January 2016 at 16:28, Madhuri Yechuri <cosmokramer@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > i am interested in contributing to MirageOS (during non-work hours), and
>> > wondering if there is a beginner project recommendation? This would be
>> > my
>> > first project in OCAML (have 15 years industry coding experience in C
>> > (Oracle Database Server, VMware ESX) and C++ (VMware vCenter), and
>> > recent 9
>> > months in Python (Flocker)).
>> >
>> > Looking through
>> > https://github.com/mirage/mirage-www/wiki/Pioneer-Projects ,
>> > i understand Logging is taken from recent emails on this mailing list.
>> > Is
>> > there is any other beginner-friendly project that i could take up?
>> >
>> > Thanks a lot!
>> > madhuri.
>> Hi Madhuri,
>> There are lots of libraries that need improved logging, so as long as
>> people say which ones they're working on there should be no problem -
>> it would be great if you want to work on that!
>> --
>> Dr Thomas Leonard        http://roscidus.com/blog/
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