Archives week 46 of 2008

Nov. 17, 2008 - Nov. 23, 2008

Got a MingW32 Toolchain Set Up

Finally sat down and got my ancient Win2K setup updated sufficiently to install Python 2.6 and MingW32 into it.  Have just compiled the OpenGL_accelerate wrapper.pyd with the setup, but as of yet I don't have enough other 2.6-compatible modules available in the environment to actually test it.  Numpy doesn't seem ...

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Infrastructure sucks time

Just spent more than 13h on getting a new server, Trac, svn, ssl, selenium test-suite configuration and the like set up for a new project.  It's amazing how much time you can spend on this stuff just to get a basic working environment, not anything particularly special mind you, just an environment where you ...

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No thrill on Ruby yet

Just wrote my first Ruby script (I've only read about it before this).  I'm not falling in love yet... can't say I'm really even finding it beautiful.  All those "ends" scattered around, scoping with line-noise.  I see the niceness of the block abstraction, but I haven't yet come to need ...

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Now we need 3 million dollars...

I chose 1 million dollars as a small number that should be possible to raise if we have a good enough proposal.  The top three voted projects focus on, one way or another, performance and applicability.  The winning project essentially was to improve Python's concurrency storing markedly.  Basically spend the money on hiring people ...

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Million Dollar Ideas Wrap-up from PyGTA

Great fun at PyGTA this evening.  We had an overly complex voting scheme, basically you could vote from 0 to 5 (5 being the highest) for each project, total count wins.  We had quite a few proposals, and laughed rather a lot during the process.

My take-aways:

  • Concurrency matters in multi-core systems, Python needs work ...

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