[libvirt-users] Request to be allotted a project or a feature in pipeline

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Mon Dec 16 13:12:20 UTC 2019

On 12/15/19 5:22 PM, Utsav Parmar wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
> I'm Utsav Parmar, pursuing my B. Tech in Computer Engineering. I like to 
> work on new technologies and am currently looking for open-source 
> projects to contribute to.
> As it may turn out, I've got a college project in my curriculum this 
> semester under “Software Development Practice”, and I'd like to work 
> upon a project and/or a feature in pipeline spanning over 3 months in 
> Libvirt organization as a part of the same college project. My mentor 
> cum professor has already agreed for the same, given that I get approval 
> from one of the maintainers. So, if possible, will you please allot me 
> something to work upon?


it's always nice to see people interested in open source. Usually, 
people chose what they want to work on, it's very rare to tell others 
what to do, but since you are seeking some mentoring I am willing to 
guide you.

Firstly, you need to set your development environment. I don't know what 
distribution you are using, but on Fedora it is sufficient to 'dnf 
build-dep libvirt' plus you might need to install some missing packages 
like git. Once you're done you should be able to clone and build from 
our repo:

   git clone git://libvirt.org/libvirt.git libvirt.git
   cd libvirt.git
   mkdir _build && cd _build && ../autogen.sh --system
   make -j10 all syntax-check check

The autogen.sh script will run configure which will error out if you're 
missing anything crucial.

Now, I don't know how strong your C skills are, but you can start by 
picking a task from our list of beginner projects:


We can discuss this further off the list. There is also a document which 
covers first steps:


Please reply off the list what is it that you are interested in and I 
will try to come up with a task suitable for you. Or catch me on IRC 
channel (nick is mprivozn):



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