I just would like to thank Christopher and Marc for their comments and
encouraging words in regards to my introductory email. From what I
understand it is mostly up to the contributors to make their own
As I have mentioned, I have been working on a Java RMI network chess game.
However, due to my full-time employment and enormous requirment for this
game to work properly, it would take me a while before I am able to deliver
an Alpha version of this game.
In my opinion, if you would like to have an addition to extras of a
multiplayer chess game there are two options:
1) If it's no hurry I can work on it on my own and when I am ready, I'll
provide an Alpha version for a review or,
2) I can submit a 'work-in-progress' source code so others can continue to
build upon it (I just hope you'd be able to make sense of my code :-) ).
In any case, I'll be happy to make a contribution to Fedora's development -
it is truly my favorite distribution. Of course, any feedback will be
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I live in Indianapolis, Indiana and if anyone needs mentoring in Fedora,
I would more than be happy to help them.
I'am quite knowledgeable in Redhat products, I started using Linux on
RedHat5.2 and now up to Fedora latest.
Contact me at mickeyboa(a)sbcglobal.net and I will call you back, local
calls only please.
Thought you would find this article interesting. We're mentioned!
"Imagine you're a new Linux user. You ordered an Ubuntu CD weeks ago and
forgot about it. You're surprised it actually comes in the mail. You slap
the shiny disc into your PC and cross your fingers. The installation is
quite slick. You're impressed by the splash screen and attractive desktop.
Wow, you think you're hot stuff -- a Linux user. But the euphoria fades as
you realize there's a problem with your modem. Now what do you do?"
My name is Victor Skovorodnikov. I have a Fedora 4 and I am very interested
in Linux and would like to make a contribution to its software development.
The two main reasons for this are:
1) I am trying to break in to a career as a programmer and contributing to
Fedora's software development is a great opportunity to gain extra
2) I am working on a very dull and boring job (as a programmer actually) but
I am discouraged to do any creative programmatic work and my employer has no
apparent respect in this field and treats me as an investment rather than a
person who wants to enjoy this work.
My biggest concern is whether my skills are good enough to make a
contribution. I studied Computer Science at the university of BC for three
years that covered anything from basic programming to analysis of
algorithms, databases, and computer architecture. My website is a bit
outdated but it might give you more information about me:
The password to view my resumes is 'bluesky'
If there are any projects you are working on and think I can help, please
and MapBasic(which is useless to Linux).
I was actually doing some amateur development of a chess game in Java but
have temporarily stopped its progress because I found a full-time job. And
I was thinking of suggesting a network chess game for Fedora's games
section. But my chess game uses RMI and although I've managed to make it
work over the firewall, it requires a server to coordinate a game between
two players so there would have to be a remote server holding board
information of many many users and I am not sure on practicality of this.
I am willing to learn and put in as much effort as it is required to get the
Could you please tell me how much time you expect people you mentor to work
on a package per week? What is the time frame you allow for people to
complete a project?
Thank you very much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
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