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Re: Wanting to contribute with parallelising solutions


If you want to work on a desktop app you should definitely use Vala. The language is very easy to learn and our devs or people on #vala will help you if you ask kindly.

If you haven't seen this already, here are examples for synchronizing threads and communication between threads.


Thanks for wanting to contribute and good luck with your project!

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 6:13 AM, Lochlan Bunn <loklaan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello everyone,

For the next few months I am to base a uni project on parallelizing an existing program (or part of). I'd like to use this chance to contribute something for the elementary project.

So, are there an elementary/community app maintainers that would know of some task that would benefit from being parallel? It would be better if the kind of task had significant improvement potential. If you're not sure about the potential, I would still be interesting in being contacted.

Past reading documentation for vala, I'm not at all experienced in using the language. But any memory model and parallelization specific problems I find, I could approach the vala community. If you're suggestion is using C and pthreads, then that could actually be better for both this projects requirements and depth of contributed performance gain.

Thanks for reading. I hope to hear back from some people!