Wanted at OSCON: Wrapping GNU software into XPCOM

I’m taking next week off to attend the Open Source Convention 2009 in San Jose, CA. It’ll be a chance for me to get back to my cutting-edge (not quite bleeding-edge), unmanaged, free-to-foul-it-all-up-or-to-do-something-original mode.

Or to learn something. Like how to take a bunch of C code and create a XPCOM wrapper for it. I’ve talked about including diffutils as part of Verbosio before. I think I’d like to have someone actually help me do that. Likewise, I started looking at findutils as a possible angle for bug 421029 (file search in XPCOM/NSPR), though I’m not as certain about that.

So if there’s anyone else here attending OSCON (or free the preceding two days) and wants to hunker down for something different in Mozilla hacking, let me know through the comments. I’m also pretty good at writing stuff down, so sheppy & the DevMo crew might get a nice article out of it.

(P.S. Thank you, Gerv, for the discount code. I’m paying for this out of my own pocket.)