Brooks Patola

Category Archives: Open-source

Building an Open Source Software Package

Today we’re going to be building an open source software package from the Free Software Foundation’s GNU Project. How exciting!! Now lets pick a package to build… Initially I’m very surprised with the vast amount of packages that are offered to the developer. A total of 395 by my estimation, although one package in particular […]

Contributing to GNU Via Patches

I am doing something that I have yet to learn during my time as a programming student, which is to review how (two) open source software packages handle software changes (“patches”) from their respective communities. The first open source software package I will be looking into is the GNU project’s Bourne Again Shell (BASH). This […]