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Re: Maybe OT for this list: Programming languages for Fedora?



On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 17:45:31 +0000,
  Frank Murphy <frankly3d fedoraproject org> wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 16:45:57 +0000,
> >   Frank Murphy <frankly3d fedoraproject org> wrote:
> >> What languages, would be good to learn re. Fedora?
> >> (Have started Java currently, on the curriculum)
> >>
> >> What extra(s) would be useful?
> > 
> > For what purposes?
> 
> For helping with packaging\ bringing new stuff in\ crating gui(s) where
> the need arises, bug fixing (as distinct from just reporting)

C would probably be encountered the most. But if you think you target some
particular niche the answer could be different.

Besides what other people mentioned, you might want to spend some time
learning build systems such as autotools, make, cmake, scons and the like.

In the realm of general advice, I would look at things I would want to see
packaged in Fedora that currently aren't (or perhaps are orphaned) and look
at what I would need to learn to be able to effectively package those things.
There is more than learning the programming languages used, but packages
using the same languages will often have similarities in what you need to
do from the point of view of a packager. So if there are more things that
you would like to help package than you have time for, you might look for
groups that use the same programming languages or for other reasons are
similar to package. That way you would be able to be more efficient.


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