How can I get involved in Parrot development?

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at
Sat Oct 30 13:25:49 UTC 2010

Hi Tadeusz, thanks for the email! We're always excited to get new
users involved with Parrot. What kinds of things are you interested in
doing? We have a list of large project ideas which may be suitable for
a GSoC project on our wiki:

This list is pretty incomplete, but maybe you can get an idea about
our current needs (I'm going to try fixing up this list today and
adding some new ideas). GSoC projects might come from this list, or
you might identify another need and propose something that isn't on
the list. We need lots of improvements in various subsystems: GC,
Threads, IO, OO, and lots of other internal things.

We can give you plenty of ideas, and if you tell us what kind of stuff
you are interested in we can help point you in the right directions.

Let us know, we look forward to hearing back from you!

--Andrew Whitworth

2010/10/30 Tadeusz Sośnierz <tadzikes at>:
> Hello,
> Encouraged by Jonathan "Duke" Leto, I'd like to show my interest in
> helping Parrot development, and ask for some guidance.
> I'm 19 years old, studying CS at Warsaw University of Technology. I know
> C well, and have plenty of experience in Perl (Perl 5, and recently Perl
> 6). I'm also involved in Perl 6 development, have submitted a few
> patches for Rakudo and worked a bit on the module infrastructure
> (installer, smoke testing).
> I'd like to get involved in GSoC next year, so I want to get a bit
> deeper into parrot. Are there any things I could work on? Where can I
> help to gain some experience? Where to start?
> Kind regards,
> Tadeusz Sośnierz
> _______________________________________________

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