Monday, May 10, 2010

GSoC project status update

Now that I've finished this semester's final exams, I've started working on my GSoC project: porting OI to uClibc, the featherweight C standard library. I'll post project updates periodically, saying what I'm doing and relaying what I've learned. I promise they won't all be this boring.

The first step of my project is adding my new architecture, Linux based on uClibc, to dpkg, the foundation of the Debian package management system. dpkg plays a part in packaging code, installing applications, and compiling binary packages; it's a very important tool. Before I start modifying dpkg, I plan to learn about dpkg and the relevant build systems; I'm starting by reading the Debian New Maintainer's Guide.