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

From: Pallavi Jha
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] Project proposal for GSoC 2014
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:09:09 +0545


I have sound knowledge about C and C++. I have not worked with Smalltalk
before. Thank you for sharing the different works one can do with C and

I would like to request you if you can give some links or documents or any
related information via which I can read more about the work you listed in
the response. I wish to know more about them so that I can best judge
myself for the kind of work I will be more inclined to take.

And yes I was able to merge my patches with the source code of SSSD. Link
to some of my SSSD work can be seen here: . It was a great
learning experience.


On 15 March 2014 01:58, Holger Hans Peter Freyther <address@hidden>wrote:

> 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
>         holger

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