[Python-Dev] Vilnius/Post EuroPython PyPy Sprint 12-14th of July

Armin Rigo arigo at tunes.org
Fri Jun 22 11:06:22 CEST 2007

Vilnius/Post EuroPython PyPy Sprint 12-14th of July

The PyPy team is sprinting at EuroPython again and we invite
you to participate in our 3 day long sprint at the conference hotel
- Reval Hotel Lietuva.

If you plan to attend the sprint we recommend you to listen to the PyPy
technical talks (`EuroPython schedule`_) during the
conference since it will give you a good overview of the status of development.

On the morning of the first sprint day (12th) we will also have a
tutorial session for those new to PyPy development.  As 3 days is relatively
short for a PyPy sprint we suggest to travel back home on the 15th if
possible (but it is ok to attend less than 3 days too).

Goals and topics of the sprint

There are many possible and interesting sprint topics to work on - here
we list some possible task areas:

* completing the missing python 2.5 features and support
* write or port more extension modules (e.g. zlib is missing)
* identify slow areas of PyPy through benchmarking and work on improvements,
  possibly moving app-level parts of the Python interpreter to interp-level
  if useful.
* there are some parts of PyPy in need of refactoring, we may spend some time
  on those, for example:

    - rctypes and the extension compiler need some rethinking
    - support for LLVM 2.0 for the llvm backend
    - ...

* some JIT improvement work
* port the stackless transform to ootypesystem
* other interesting stuff that you would like to work on ...;-)


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

* 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.org.

We are looking forward to meet you at the Vilnius Post EuroPython
PyPy sprint!

The PyPy team 

.. See also ..

.. _getting-started: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/getting-started.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/index.html
.. _`EuroPython schedule`: http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceTimeTable.py?confId=13919&showDate=all&showSession=all&detailLevel=contribution&viewMode=room

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