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From Charles McLouth <>
Subject Re: OT: C projects for students?
Date Mon, 08 Oct 2007 16:55:56 GMT
The Xerces-C project ( would likely be a good 
candidate.  The commiters and the dev list are friendly.  The code is complex 
enough to be a challenge but not overwhelming.

Just a suggestion,


Kevin Jackson wrote:
> Hi,
> This is totally not Ant related (although it's slightly Apache
> related).  If you're not interested sorry to waste your time.
> I'm teaching C to university students this semester and I'd like to
> set them some practical work to actually implement bugfixes and
> provide patches to open source projects.
> Unfortunately I'm not really aware of many open source projects that
> are C (not C++) and that have a decent infrastructure setup for
> receiving patches from novices.
> One thing I'm considering is the linux kernel janitors project, but
> I'm very wary of pushing that idea as I think it may be too ambitious.
> Do any of the developers here know of any projects that wouldn't mind
> junior-level developers submitting patches?  I was thinking about APR,
> but again it's a bit too abstract for the students to be interested in
> :(
> Anyway thanks for your time,
> Kev
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