|HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS|
Homework assignments are listed below and should be completed and submitted
in accordance with the course policies:
Unless otherwise stated, all homework assignments should compile and run using the VM you setup for your homework assignments. We have provided instructions for you to setup a VM using the Debian Linux distribution we will use for this class.
For programming assignments, please only submit code, makefiles, and documentation - DO NOT submit binaries unless otherwise indicated. You can submit multiple times, but the last submission is what counts. Each submission will be time stamped. Submit early. When you submit the homework, you will not be able to see the files in that folder, but you can check your log (under class files) to check whether it was submitted successfully.
Solutions to the homework assignments will generally be posted within a week after the assignment is due.
Groups will be assigned for the group programming assignments in Linux on VMware starting with Homework 2. Assignments will be based first on mutual student preferences and then random assignment to groups. Groups will be reassigned as needed throughout the course. Reassignments will be done such that students who do not substantially contribute to their group assignments will be regrouped together.
Group members may be fired by a majority of the group. A fired group member must either find a new group to work with or complete the remaining assignments of the class by himself. A three step process is involved for firing a group member. First, a majority of group members need to email the group member documenting the problems and indicating what needs to be done to fix the problems. Second, if the problems remain unresolved, a majority of the group members need to email the W4118 staff and the problematic group member, including the previous email correspondence with the problematic group member in question, and indicating what steps need to be done to continue working in the group. The problematic group member has 72 hours to comply. Third, if the group member remains out of compliance, a majority of the group members may fire the group member by emailing the group member and the W4118 staff the termination notice.