[lsb-discuss] Google Summer of Code

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 14:12:25 PDT 2008

Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
>>  - George: dynamic application checking appchk enhancements
> We do have a partially implemented dynamic checker, "dynchk".
> This was done as an intern project several years ago, and
> was working okay, but was never "productized".  It needed
> some attention in automating how to generate the information
> it needed, while it was enabled in the autobuilder tree it
> was constantly "going out of date" with respect to changes
> in the LSB.  There are also several bugzilla entries on
> enhancements needed, most of these are in the same area:
> if it takes a lot of work to enable dynchk to know about
> a new library, then the tool will always trail behind and
> not be useful, there has to be some script that will
> generate the needed material just by asking it to
> ("make gensrc" or some such invocation.
> The question is, is it a good project for SoC to ask
> someone to come fix an implemented, but currently
> broken, tool?

Is a little bit strange, but depending on the state of the existing code 
and the expected anount of work it can also get a challenging project. 
Under no circumstances we should make the student reinventing the wheel 
by not telling him that there is code already.

The best would be if George answers here.


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