Parrot Developer Summit, Dec 05 2010: Summary of Action Items
James E Keenan
jkeen at verizon.net
Wed Jan 26 00:46:12 UTC 2011
Here's what I currently know about where we stand with respect to the
action items agreed upon at our Dec 05 2010 Parrot Developer Summit.
James E Keenan wrote:
> 1. Google Summer of Code 2011: Next round is likely to begin process in
> Feb 2011. By end of Jan 2011, Parrot should have a draft plan for our
> participation. That plan should identify some possible subject areas,
> mentors, etc.
No plan posted to date, but we still have 6 days left in the month. :-)
> 2. Architecture and Design: At this summit, deficiencies in Parrot's
> meta-object protocol were identified as a major obstacle to use of
> Parrot as a platform for high-level languages. cotto will examine these
> deficiencies in the context of getting Lorito into an iterable state.
cotto has posted on his blog on this topic:
Christoph, could we get a post to parrot-dev about our status here?
> 3. Going into this summit, the API team (whiteknight and bluescreen)
> made considerable progress on a new embedding API. ... By
> mid-January, the API team will prepare an additional report on the
> status of that work and whether it's ready for merging in 3.0.
whiteknight has posted a lot about this on his blog. Andrew, could we
get a short summary on parrot-dev?
> 4. Parrot on Android: dukeleto and lucian will begin to prepare an
> action plan, probably starting with blog posts.
Still looking for this report.
> 5. Parrot Roadmap: The usefulness of the roadmaps formulated at our
> summits in 2009 was severely questioned. A simplification was suggested:
> By mid-January (better yet earlier), cotto (as Architect) and
> whiteknight (as Product Manager) should identify the features they want
> Parrot to have in each of our 4 supported releases in 2011
cotto and I have both posted on blogs about this. I have spoken by
phone with both whiteknight and cotto about this. I believe that prior
to this weekend's PDS, whiteknight will post about specific roadmap
goals and the people who will form a team to deliver on those goals.
> 6. Branch Merging: chromatic volunteered to make a document listing what
> we need to consider when we merge a feature branch.
Done! perldoc docs/project/merge_review_guidelines.pod
Thank you very much.
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