, though we are rather fond of them for obvious reasons.
Submitted by jharper1 on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 13:16
Started the project off with a small problem. Parrot refused to build correctly on my windows machine. In the end I replaced it with Ubuntu to prevent falling behind further in my projected time line and have made little progress. It seems the biggest problem with developing the core for me is Parrots internals and fully understanding them. Whiteknight has been patient and giving guidance. I plan on submitting a small list of what exactly I am having problems with hopefully sometime today so I can prevent further snags. I welcome any and all advice.
Submitted by brrt on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 18:49
All things considered mod_parrot is a little less than a 1000 lines long. About half of that is infrastructure (building, testing). For that, it now buys you the ability to configure, start and stop a mock apache server via the pudding framework (testing is influx right now... Karma for whoever can guess why its called pudding.). Not only that, I can attach gdb to the same, also via pudding.
Submitted by benabik on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 19:02
Oh, right. Weekly blog posts. benabik-- In the same style as last year, I'm going to include what I said I'd do and what I have done.
May 30 Improvements to Key PMC: Creation/introspection of keys with register contents. This both a useful improvement to Parrot on its own and useful for later portions of this project.
Submitted by Jashwanth on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:35
This is about the project "LAPACK binding with PLA".
To implement the project have been using winxed,read some code and examples related to this on http://whiteknight.github.com/Rosella/winxed/index.html
and have started to code in the same.
Till date have am trying to call the LAPACK function by using some of the matrices in PLA but got an error regarding a pointer and trying to figure out the cause as everything being passed to the lapack function is a pointer.
Submitted by brrt on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 16:33
So, what happened in the world of mod_parrot? Segfaults, thats what happened. And an awesome community helping and fixing every problem.
First the segfault. What happened is that I called compreg() from within a script. That failed because the compreg opcode assumes a hash to initialized, which wasn't. (It was NULL). So once I mentioned this on the mailinglist, within minutes whiteknight++ pushed a fix that made the opcode use the proper API function which fixed the problem.
Submitted by brrt on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:38
As you may or may not know, I'm tasked with implementing mod_parrot during this years' edition of google summer of code. So in preparation, I have researched the wealth of information that is the internet, and have found the following peculiar little tool:
Which stands for the apache extension tool, and which can - among other things - generate, compile, and install entire modules. I originally planned to take two weeks to do that very thing.
Submitted by jharper1 on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 15:14
Good day Parrot! A few people have already met me through chat, but for those who haven't, my name is Justin Harper. I am a Junior in the Electrical Engineering Department at Temple University in Philadelphia and am very excited to be apart of this team.
Submitted by benabik on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 15:03
My proposal for Google's Summer of Code 2012 has been accepted!
Submitted by Jashwanth on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 15:50
LAPACK bindings for Parrot-Linear-Algebra so as to provide an interface for the basic linear algebra functions.In modern treatments of linear algebra, matrices are considered first. Matrices provide a theoretically and practically useful way of approaching many types of problems including: solution of systems of linear equations,graph theory, theory of games, computer graphics,data compression,etc.
Submitted by brrt on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 20:44
Let me introduce myself. I'm Bart Wiegmans, brrt on irc, and I will be implementing a new mod_parrot this summer, courtesy of google and whiteknight. Which will make it possible to serve parrot-powered web applications once again.
So, who am I? I'm 24 years old and I study biology in Groningen, the Netherlands where I live together with my girlfriend. Aside from that, I work as a programmer for studenten.net. As for hobbies, I play mario kart and pikmin. I used to say I had four pet rats, but unfortunately one of them died just Last weekend.