[pypy-dev] Sun's Open JDK Challenge http://openjdk.java.net/challenge/
holger at merlinux.de
Mon Feb 18 21:13:28 CET 2008
Hi Laura, hi everyone interested in PyPy/JVM and oo backends,
as it happens, Carl Friedrich, Maciej and me discussed
about it this morning :) We know that Anto is interested
in the Da-Vinci JVM challenge. So I sent a note to Anto and
Niko asking about their availability - they are in vacation
A possible idea to go on might be this:
a) interested people get together to work out technical PyPy/Da-Vinci
related promises given a project span of 6 months (18th March
till 4th August 2008).
Deadline for proposals is 2nd March. We can send
drafts earlier to Sun's mailing list. See
already existing proposals here:
Note: Sun grants money at the end of the project (~August 2008),
depending on project outcome and ranking/comparison with other
b) we could plan for 2-3 PyPy sprints with a major subtopic of implementing
the proposal's promises. let's aim at travel+subsistence
reimbursment for proposal active people.
c) developers working on proposal topics could note down their
hours and we use this a indication for money distribution in
case of success. (Sun ranks the implemented projects at the
end of the project and money is distributed according to it)
I can offer to help with writing a proposal and also with communication
and organisation of administrative and legal issues, probably
through "merlinux", a company driven by long time
PyPy and py.test people, see http://merlinux.de .
However, IMO the main current issue is to come up with possible
goals and technical promises. Any comments and ideas about
possible PyPy/JVM Da-Vinci technical goals?
Otherwise i guess we may need to wait for Anto and
Niko getting back.
best & cheers,
On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 19:07 +0100, Laura Creighton wrote:
> When Sun announced this, I sent mail to John Rose at Sun, to see if
> work on the Da Vinci Machine http://openjdk.java.net/projects/mlvm/
> for Python and PyPy support would be acceptable.
> The answer is favourable.
> I wonder, who would be interested in making a team to work on the
> challenge? And what would you think would make a good proposal?
> pypy-dev at codespeak.net
Holger Krekel - freelance manager and programmer
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