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Re: [Help-smalltalk] Project proposal for GSoC 2014

From: Holger Hans Peter Freyther
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] Project proposal for GSoC 2014
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:13:46 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 05:25:20AM +0545, Pallavi Jha wrote:
> Hi All,

Welcome Pallavi,

> I came across the proposed idea "GNU Smalltalk" mentioned [1] as one of the
> GSoC 2014 projects. I am really interested in this project and would like
> to take it as my GSoC 2014 project. Kindly guide me how to get started with
> it.

do you have a particular interest? Have you worked with Smalltalk before?
Are you familiar with the syntax? On the website I posted tasks that
are tasks where either knowledge in "C" or "Smalltalk" is required?

Some of the Smalltalk tasks involve porting existing Software from another
Smalltalk dialect (e.g. Pharo) using gst-convert, writing rules (maybe even
extend the rule syntax) and make sure that the unit tests of the original
software work on GNU Smalltalk. It is a perfect way to learn about Smalltalk.

Other tasks involve working directly on the VM. This could be Just In Time
Compiler task. It would expose you to the GNU Lightning macro assembler and
assembly in i686, amd64 and ARM. Another VM task is preparing our VM for
multi-process systems by removing global state, adding unit tests, etc.

does this sound interesting to you? Were you successful in getting your
SSSD patches merged?

have a nice weekend

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