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Re: [Bug-wget] Hello Everyone

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Hello Everyone
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2017 11:49:30 +0200
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* Colton Lewis <address@hidden> [170902 06:48]:
I recently took a new job and found myself with extra time I would
like to spend working on a free or open source project. I found this
post [1] and liked the idea of contributing to wget because it is
widely known and very useful to me personally. The small developer
pool also made it seem more approachable than some bigger projects. I
have good knowledge of C and decent knowledge of the relevant

I wanted to introduce myself and ask the main priorities of the
project right now so I can be most useful. I see the bug tracker has
many open issues and some are quite old. Perhaps I can start by
testing and closing old issues.

Colton Lewis

[1] https://savannah.gnu.org/people/viewjob.php?group_id=6998&job_id=502

Hi Colton,

It's good to hear that you'd like to spend some of your free time contributing to free software projects. Applications like GNU Wget are often in need of more developers / testers.

We have shifted our focus from GNU Wget to GNU Wget2. Wget2 is a replacement for Wget written in C, but with support for more features of the modern web. For Wget2, most of the development happens on the GitLab hosted mirror[1]. You can take a look at the open issues here[2]. There you can see that we have a few open bugs, some design decisions to be made and a couple of ideas for new features. You can pick any of them, and assign the task to yourself so as to let people know that you are working on it. For simpler tasks, you can look at the issues labeled "Junior/GSOC" since these are simpler issues that can be used to dive into the codebase.

Our current aim is to have the codebase a little more cleaned up and polished, the libwget API documented and the major bugs resolved for the initial Alpha Release of Wget2. Any help in that direction is deeply appreciated.

[1]: https://gitlab.com/gnuwget/wget2
[2]: https://gitlab.com/gnuwget/wget2/issues

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah
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