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1 24th October 08:57
jon hewer
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Hi

I'm about to start my third, and final, year in computer science at
cambridge uni, and i need to come up with an idea for a software
project, but i'm really struggling for ideas, and i was wondering
whether anyone here had any suggestions.

I'd say i'm probably most experienced in Java, but I have started
learning Python, and although i haven't got very far yet, I plan on
doing some more in the next few weeks.

Areas of interested include AI, distributed systems. Most of all i
want something that is interesting, and actually useful (thats
probably stating the obvious!)

Cheers
Jon
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2 24th October 08:59
sybren stuvel
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Jon Hewer enlightened us with:


You could help developing Dynamite (contact **** van Albada from the
University of Amsterdam for that), perhaps extend it to work with
Python. It's a system to do process migration from node to node in a
really nice way. Once a program is compiled with Dynamite, you can
send it a signal and it'll write it's current state into a new ELF
binary. You can then move that binary to another node in your
distributed system, and execute it as any other executable. The
program will continue to run from where it left off.

Sybren
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3 24th October 09:06
eddie@holyroodedacuk eddie
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Jon Hewer <jonhewer@gmail.com> writes:


Well, there's a dearth of good software for network management especially for
medium to large networks. Traffic stats, configuration management, device
status etc. It would certainly be useful but whether it rocks your boat
interest wise ... Admittedly I personally would like to play with Erlang
rather than Python for this.

Eddie
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4 24th October 09:12
jon hewer
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I am pretty sure the university will hold any rights.

I am not just looking for a project for a grade, I want to do
something interesting and useful, and I also need to start thinking
about the future, and if I really enjoy my project then maybe it's
something I'd consider focusing on in the future.


I don't think my university would be too keen on this, because any
work I do will, I expect, largely depend on the work of others....if
something falls through then I'd be a bit screwed. But thanks anyway
for the suggestion.


It would, however, be perfectly acceptable to build upon a well
established piece of open source software - this is very common.


Thanks for all of the other suggestions, I'll research them a little
bit more, and I may email some of you directly for more info if that's
ok.


Keep the ideas rolling :-)
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5 24th October 09:19
thomas guettler
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Am Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:49:34 +0100 schrieb Jon Hewer:


Hi,

you could port Python to the WRT54.

The Linksys WRT54 is a WLAN-Router which runs Linux.

See http://openwrt.org/

I think it is a good project for a university. It is software
and hardware related.

Thomas

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6 25th February 05:14
sybren stuvel
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Jon Hewer enlightened us with:


You could help developing Dynamite (contact **** van Albada from the
University of Amsterdam for that), perhaps extend it to work with
Python. It's a system to do process migration from node to node in a
really nice way. Once a program is compiled with Dynamite, you can
send it a signal and it'll write it's current state into a new ELF
binary. You can then move that binary to another node in your
distributed system, and execute it as any other executable. The
program will continue to run from where it left off.

Sybren
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The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
Frank Zappa
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7 26th February 05:41
eddie@holyrood.ed.ac.uk (eddie
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Jon Hewer <jonhewer@gmail.com> writes:


Well, there's a dearth of good software for network management especially for
medium to large networks. Traffic stats, configuration management, device
status etc. It would certainly be useful but whether it rocks your boat
interest wise ... Admittedly I personally would like to play with Erlang
rather than Python for this.

Eddie
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8 26th February 05:42
jon hewer
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I am pretty sure the university will hold any rights.

I am not just looking for a project for a grade, I want to do
something interesting and useful, and I also need to start thinking
about the future, and if I really enjoy my project then maybe it's
something I'd consider focusing on in the future.


I don't think my university would be too keen on this, because any
work I do will, I expect, largely depend on the work of others....if
something falls through then I'd be a bit screwed. But thanks anyway
for the suggestion.


It would, however, be perfectly acceptable to build upon a well
established piece of open source software - this is very common.


Thanks for all of the other suggestions, I'll research them a little
bit more, and I may email some of you directly for more info if that's
ok.


Keep the ideas rolling :-)
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9 26th February 05:42
thomas guettler
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Am Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:49:34 +0100 schrieb Jon Hewer:


Hi,

you could port Python to the WRT54.

The Linksys WRT54 is a WLAN-Router which runs Linux.

See http://openwrt.org/

I think it is a good project for a university. It is software
and hardware related.

Thomas

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10 26th February 05:44
steve holden
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It would be a good final-year project, but you may want to try something
that hasn't already been done ... see

http://skreak.com/wrt54g/python.php

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