PyPy Europython Sprint Announcement
================================================================== Birmingham (UK) EuroPython PyPy Sprints 28-29 June/ 3-4 July 2009 ==================================================================
The PyPy team is sprinting at EuroPython again. This year there are `sprint days`_ before (28-29 June) and after (3-4 July) the conference. Some PyPy core people should be present during both periods.
.. _`sprint days`: http://wiki.europython.eu/Sprints
If you plan to attend the sprints after the conference we recommend you to listen to the PyPy technical talk (`EuroPython schedule`_) during the conference since it will give you a good overview of the status of development.
Goals and topics of the sprint ------------------------------
There are many possible and interesting sprint topics to work on - here we list some possible task areas:
- trying out software on PyPy's Python interpreter: the CPython test suite is not all that complete, therefore the fact that we pass most tests is no real indication of bug-freeness. We have tried and know that frameworks like Django and Twisted work with PyPy. Therefore we would like to try running more "real applications" on top of the Python interpreter (ideally ones that have a good test suite themselves and that don't need unusual extension modules). Running things on Windows is also interesting, we know our coverage there is not as good as on Linux.
- check and improve Mac OS X support
- starting to work on porting 2.6 features to PyPy's Python interpreter
- ongoing JIT generator work
- of course we are open to other ideas for what to work on. Examples could be working on other language interpreters, sandboxing, ...
------------ Registration ------------
If you'd like to come, please subscribe to the `pypy-sprint mailing list`_ and drop a note about your interests and post any questions. More organisational information will be sent to that list.
Please register by adding yourself on the following list (via svn):
or on the pypy-sprint mailing list if you do not yet have check-in rights:
--------------------------------------- Preparation (if you feel it is needed): ---------------------------------------
- read the `getting-started`_ pages on http://codespeak.net/pypy, especially also the `development of PyPy itself part`_ .
- for inspiration, overview and technical status you are welcome to read `the technical reports available and other relevant documentation`_
- please direct any technical and/or development oriented questions to pypy-dev at codespeak.net and any sprint organizing/logistical questions to pypy-sprint at codespeak.net
- if you need information about the conference, potential hotels, directions etc we recommend to look at http://www.europython.eu.
We are looking forward to meet you at the EuroPython PyPy sprints!
The PyPy team
.. See also ..
.. _getting-started: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/getting-started.html .. _`development of PyPy itself part`: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/getting-started-dev.html
.. _`pypy-sprint mailing list`: http://codespeak.net/mailman/listinfo/pypy-sprint .. _`the technical reports available and other relevant documentation`: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/docindex.html
.. _`EuroPython schedule`: http://europython.eu/talks/timetable
Carl Friedrich Bolz