[aida] [smalltalk-research] Re: [Esug-list] Google Summer Of Code 2010 news!!!

Mariano Martinez Peck marianopeck at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 00:29:33 CET 2010


On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 12:24 AM, Gilad Bracha <gbracha at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm all for it, and hope that John or Eliot can mentor. Datapoints I'll
> add:
>
> There is some support for parsing C headers in the Newspeak system.
> Aliens have been ported to Strongtalk as well as Squeak.
>
>
>
Finally - what licensing would apply if GNU Smalltalk were used?  GPL is a
> big problem. Even LGPL elicits an immune response in a lot of commercial
> contexts.  Is there a GSoC policy on this?
>
>
>
Yes, as you can read here:

http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2010/faqs#licenses

it says:


   1. What licenses do I have choose from?

   That depends on your mentoring organization. All code created by student
   participants must be released under an Open Source Initiative approved
   license <http://www.opensource.org/licenses/>. It's also extremely likely
   that your mentoring organization will have a preferred license(s) and that
   you will need to release your code under the license(s) chosen by that
   organization.


And as you can read in the link, LGPL seems to be accepted...so, from the
GSoC point of view there is no problem with the license.

Cheers

Mariano


> On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Mariano Martinez Peck <
> marianopeck at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>> 5) Work on a cross-dialect foreign function call interface and implement
>>> it in at least two dialects.  Candidates include Alien and GNU Smalltalk's
>>> CObject (using existing implementation has the advantage of having to
>>> implement in only _one_ other dialect!).  Bonus points for implementing a C
>>> parser that would be able to construct bindings.  GNU Smalltalk already
>>> contains a C preprocessor implementation.
>>>
>>>
>> I think this project could be a good idea for GSoC.  As I said, I would
>> love if it (optionally at least) could not to block the complete VM while a
>> function is being called.
>>
>> I would also love what you said: parse .h of libraries and automatically
>> create the wrapper for Smalltalk. At least create the invocations to the
>> functions, and map the structures to objects...
>>
>> We need to write a title, a little description and if possible titles like
>> "technical details", "benefits to the students" and "benefits to the
>> community".
>>
>> If you are interested please send it to me and I add it to the list.
>>
>> We also need a mentor (and a student, of course)...anyone is willing to do
>> it ?
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Mariano
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Cheers, Gilad
>
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