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Re: Wanting to contribute with parallelising solutions


Hi there,

A mate and I worked on this search app together:


It's not an official elementary app but it follows the elementary HIG and
uses Vala/GTK3/Granite like elementary apps do.

We wanted to make the Search asynchronous and have one thread for the
search and one thread for the GUI. We stopped working on it, but if you
want to contribute with something like that (which I believe is somewhat
related to parallelizing) feel free to, I'm Munchor on #elementary-dev if
you need any help.

Of course, I might be very wrong and this has nothing to do with


On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 5:13 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!
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