March 02, 2012
David Simcha applied for a second gig as a GSoC mentor. Needless to say, his application was approved :o). Please join me in welcoming him!

Andrei
March 02, 2012
On Friday, 2 March 2012 at 23:42:59 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> David Simcha applied for a second gig as a GSoC mentor. Needless to say, his application was approved :o). Please join me in welcoming him!
>
> Andrei

Congrats David!

Is Mr. Simcha mentoring effort focused on the GC? Or another project?
March 03, 2012
On Friday, 2 March 2012 at 23:42:59 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> David Simcha applied for a second gig as a GSoC mentor. Needless to say, his application was approved :o). Please join me in welcoming him!

Nice and good luck but...

What app is it?


March 03, 2012
Am 03.03.2012, 00:43 Uhr, schrieb Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail@erdani.org>:

> David Simcha applied for a second gig as a GSoC mentor. Needless to say, his application was approved :o). Please join me in welcoming him!

Yay!

Time to ask about the status of the last GSoC project, i.e. the LinAlg one.
If it still needs lots of work, maybe there could be another round on that.
March 03, 2012
On 3/2/12 6:31 PM, MattCodr wrote:
> On Friday, 2 March 2012 at 23:42:59 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> David Simcha applied for a second gig as a GSoC mentor. Needless to
>> say, his application was approved :o). Please join me in welcoming him!
>
> Nice and good luck but...
>
> What app is it?

Mentors are chosen before students and projects. As we all know, David has a variety of interests, with scientific programming at the top.

Andrei

March 03, 2012
On 3/2/2012 9:38 PM, Trass3r wrote:
> Am 03.03.2012, 00:43 Uhr, schrieb Andrei Alexandrescu
> <SeeWebsiteForEmail@erdani.org>:
>
>> David Simcha applied for a second gig as a GSoC mentor. Needless to
>> say, his application was approved :o). Please join me in welcoming him!
>
> Yay!
>
> Time to ask about the status of the last GSoC project, i.e. the LinAlg one.
> If it still needs lots of work, maybe there could be another round on that.

The status is that the debugging and polishing is slowly happening. I've used the library for real work and while rough around the edges, it's quite good.  I've also worked on adding some Lapack wrapper stuff that Cristi (the student I mentored) didn't get to and improving the test suite.

The key todos are:

1.  Fix a few nasty bugs that are more design flaws than run-of-the-mill bugs.  This is hard for me to do without Cristi's input because I am unclear on a few design decisions.

2. Documentation.

3  More LAPACK wrappers.

4.  More real-world testing.  I'm not comfortable submitting something this large and complicated for Phobos inclusion until a few people have used it extensively for real work and found all the bugs and design flaws.

5.  Some serious profiling/performance optimization.

6.  Get allocators into Phobos, since Cristi's SciD fork depends on them.
March 03, 2012
On 3/3/2012 2:04 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Mentors are chosen before students and projects. As we all know, David
> has a variety of interests, with scientific programming at the top.
>
> Andrei
>

I'm open to a variety of projects, but scientific computing and garbage collection are at the top of my list.
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