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Re: to develope a linux device driver

Modem configuration, particularly for Internal modems, is a difficult thing
in Linux. This is despite the HOWTO guide on the same.

Any contributions in this area should be welcome. Some of the things that
strike me here is, auto detection of a modem/serial device and autoconfiguration,
which by no means will be a trivial task.

Sreeji K Das wrote:

> >     Thanks sreeji for the suggestion. Also if not on the device driver side can you suggestion something that can be done on other areas. Like in one mail some one was mentioning that NFS has so many flaws and some rework on that can be done.
> >
> > pratap
> Hi Pratap,
> Well, go purely based on your interests. It looks like you've sufficient
> time (mmm... that has become a premium these days :-( ), lucky you. I'd
> suggest you join a news group of ur interest. Say, if it's networking,
> there are so many opensource projects going on (FreeS/WAN is one that
> comes immediately to mind - www.freeswan.org) & you can join one of them &
> then download the source, get it compiled & start using it. Then u'd know
> that there are problems & you can try & solve & upload those patches. Thus
> you can contribute to opensource. One thing I'd prefer to see in Linux is
> SPX support in the Kernel. I don't think any active work is done on that
> front.
> Similarly, there are many porting that are taking place. U can identify a
> program/device driver .... etc. which is available in another OS & try to
> port to Linux. For example, a VB like drag & drop tool for Rapid
> App. Devel. (See glade - www.gtk.org). Or implementation of standards like
> CORBA (see ORBit - a lightweight ORB -
> http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/orbit-list).
> I guess my mail's becoming a ramayana ..;-) So I'll stop here.
> Sreeji
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