[FRPythoneers] jython sprint homework

Eric Dobbs eric at dobbse.net
Fri Dec 15 12:01:50 MST 2006

Hi All.

At the django sprint, I was surprised how much time the setup  
required.  For the jython sprint, let's see how much of that work we  
can do before we get together.  I asked for some suggestions from the  
jython-dev list and got a reply from Charlie Groves, one of the  
committers, last night.

This is probably the best place to start:

http://wiki.python.org/jython/JythonDeveloperGuide walks through  
setting things up and getting them to build and is up to date.


Charlie suggests we work from the 2.3 branch.  He also offered the  
following suggestions for things we could work on.  He also  
volunteered to join us by IRC if there are no other jython committers  
in the area.  I'll try to get this info on the wiki later today.

Take care.

Begin forwarded message:

> I've been starting people out with
> porting a Python module written in C to Jython as described in
> http://wiki.python.org/jython/JythonDeveloperGuide/ 
> PortingPythonModulesToJython.
> Paul has been making a nice writeup of porting the csv module in more
> detail in his blog at http://gushieblog.blogspot.com/
> I've wanted to get unicodedata for a while since several things depend
> on it.  If you've got someone with some serious unicode experience
> that could be nice.  We're moving to Java 1.4(or 5) for 2.3 so the
> select implementation could use Java's nio which would be much better
> than the current implementation.  If someone has serious nio or select
> experience, that could be a good target.
> You could also look at http://wiki.python.org/jython/BiggerTasks for
> things to do.  They're probably a little too much to pick up and do
> something significant with in one day, but if someone wants to get
> started before hand, there's a fair amount in there.  Some of those
> are more involved than they appear at first glance, so I'd run any
> selections from there past the list before embarking on them.

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