Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #parrotsketch, 2011-11-22

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18:56 alvis I am unavailable for #ps today: 11/22/11. (Traveling to Ft. Worth, TX)
18:56 alvis What I did:
18:56 alvis * Moved 'docs/' to github pages
18:56 alvis * Posted blog about the above
18:56 alvis * Mailed parrot-dev, asking for input on organization of Developer & User Manuals
18:57 alvis * Signed up as GCI mentor (I think/hope/perhaps)
18:57 alvis * Gist of GCI Tasks
18:57 alvis * Diff'd of Squaak Tutorial and PCT_Tutorial to see which is newer
18:57 alvis What I'm working on:
18:57 alvis * Templates/formats for READMEs and *.pods for binaries (GCI related)
18:57 alvis * Continued revision of './README' (converting to '*.pod', plus corrections)
18:57 alvis * Reviewing procedure to automate conversion of docs for release cycles
18:58 alvis * Reviewing 'tools/dev/make_html_docs.pl' for updates
18:58 alvis What I will do:
18:58 alvis * Complete 'working on' items above
18:58 alvis * Complete *.pod file for the parrot binary
18:58 alvis * Add a section to 'index.html' about languages, i.e., winxed and nqp-rx
18:58 alvis EOR
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19:35 whiteknight WHAT I DID:
19:35 whiteknight * GCI is off to a great start already. I've been creating tasks as quickly as I can think of them. We have 28 tasks in the queue right now, I'm hoping to have at least 50 in the queue before the deadline on the 28th.
19:35 whiteknight * Most tasks so far are Rosella-related or Documentation-related (alvis++ for enumerating these for me). We want more tasks from more parts of the ecosystem. Any ideas, any at all, are appreciated.
19:35 whiteknight * I rewrote the Rosella Event library, with support for new green threads.
19:35 whiteknight * I finished a rewrite of the Rosella Container library to add lots of new features and cleaner code.
19:35 whiteknight * Following along with NotFound++'s work to add inlining to Winxed. Very excited about that.
19:35 whiteknight * Still working to port alarms to Windows to add green_threads there. If anybody has access to a windows development machine and would like to be frustrated by this problem, let me know.
19:35 whiteknight WHAT I WILL DO:
19:35 whiteknight * Fill out more GCI tasks. I'll be mining Rosella, Jaesop and Winxed for ideas. I'll also be digging through the Parrot repo and ticket queues for more ideas.
19:35 whiteknight * Work on some documentation and code examples needed for GCI students to follow.
19:35 whiteknight * Keep working on porting alarms to windows.
19:35 whiteknight * More miscellaneous Rosella work.
19:35 whiteknight EOR
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19:45 cotto hello
19:46 NotFound HOla
19:47 whiteknight hello
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19:48 dukeleto hello?
19:48 whiteknight hello!
19:48 dukeleto is this on?
19:48 NotFound Forgot the report, will do after.
19:49 cotto How did this week go?
19:49 whiteknight good. GCI is off to a good start
19:49 whiteknight a little bumpy, but google extended the initial task deadline and we're moving forward pretty quick
19:49 dukeleto yes, we have a bunch of gci tasks being worked on. whiteknight++ for adding lots more
19:49 cotto We can expect it to be pretty experimental.
19:50 NotFound They already helped locate two winxed bugs.
19:50 cotto It's great to see some old faces.
19:50 cotto or nicks, as it were
19:50 whiteknight We have a Timsort implementation in winxed that I want to start playing with
19:50 cotto Tim would be proud.
19:51 whiteknight I've been wanting an implementation of that for a while, and Yuki'N whips it out in a few hours
19:53 whiteknight So things are going very well
19:55 NotFound Possible interesting for people making public presentations of parrot: I've added a bit more visual candy to examples/fly
19:55 whiteknight NotFound: Yes, I've seen your commits. I need to test it
19:56 NotFound The changes are subtle, but effective.
19:56 cotto NotFound: good marketing.
19:56 whiteknight I probably need to reinstall opengl
19:57 NotFound Also, now uses a real derivative, so mathematics will be less ofended.
19:58 dukeleto NotFound++
19:59 dukeleto NotFound: forward, central, or backward difference ?
19:59 dukeleto NotFound: or are you doing the derivative analytically?
20:01 whiteknight well look at you, mr math man with your fancy terms and learnin'
20:01 NotFound dukeleto: the angle of the wagons is the tangent to the circuit. Previously I used a horrible approximation, now the derivative of the parametric curve.
20:02 NotFound Not calculated by the program, hand written in the code.
20:04 NotFound Funny fact: I was doing it that way because I wasn't able to fix the problems with the derivative. Now I discovered that the problem was in the web site I used to calculate it.
20:05 NotFound Yes, my bad for being lazy.
20:05 whiteknight websites--
20:08 NotFound You can also have fun looking at the trick used to keep constant the distance between wagons in spite of the varying radius of the circuit.
20:12 cotto Are there any questions?
20:12 whiteknight not a question, more of a plea: We need lots more tasks for GCI
20:13 whiteknight if anybody has any ideas, even bad ideas, tell me
20:13 dukeleto i have lots of bad ideas
20:13 cotto seatbelts for squids
20:14 cotto I'll try to find some less bad ideas too.
20:14 whiteknight awesome. The more the merrier
20:14 whiteknight What I don't want to have happen is the last few weeks of the program we have to sit on our hands because we've been cleaned out
20:15 whiteknight that would be a huge waste of resources
20:18 whiteknight but, that's it from me.
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