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In Memoriam: the free software projects we lost in 2010

In Memoriam: the free software projects we lost in 2010

Posted Dec 22, 2010 21:17 UTC (Wed) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Parent article: In Memoriam: the free software projects we lost in 2010

Also add to this list: Unladen Swallow - it had stopped receiving updates since this summer (though it may be just resting, not dead).


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Dead?

Posted Dec 22, 2010 22:16 UTC (Wed) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

It's probably pining for the fjords.

In Memoriam: the free software projects we lost in 2010

Posted Dec 22, 2010 23:44 UTC (Wed) by rasjidw (guest, #15913) [Link]

According to this thread, there are plans to merge it into CPython 3.3.

In Memoriam: the free software projects we lost in 2010

Posted Dec 23, 2010 10:37 UTC (Thu) by codefisher (guest, #64993) [Link]

Except Google pulled the devs so that any work in that direction has to be done by the community. Some parts of it have been merged, at least I have seen a few bugs on bugs.python.org about getting chunks in.

In any case I don't think dead really applies in this case, it was never supposed to live long by itself, just a temporary fork.

In Memoriam: the free software projects we lost in 2010

Posted Dec 23, 2010 1:42 UTC (Thu) by n8willis (subscriber, #43041) [Link]

Thanks for the comment -- I did entirely forget to add that anyone who knows of an overlooked project that rode off into the sunset during the year is welcome to add it in below....

Nate

In Memoriam: the free software projects we lost in 2010

Posted Jan 29, 2011 11:14 UTC (Sat) by NikLi (guest, #66938) [Link]

For those of us who understand python VM, i can tell you that Unladen was a buzz project. Its goals ("Make Python 10 times faster in 2 years by using JIT", etc) were absurd to the level of insulting the "people who know" (what is "faster"?, in which application domain?). Of course media and the readers cannot see the absurdity of such claims and went along to propagate it and crapflood all the news sites; sorry but unladen swallow was a huge title with the goal to make a big attention to the media and draw attention from other interesting projects at the time.

We had hoped its failure to reach the stated goals would be its punishment, but apparently anything that's backed by lots of money never dies:)

Unfortunatelly, i can't explain to simple people why this is the fact with unladen swallow here, and i neither wish to do so since this would be a waste of my own resources. People who like big announcements ("We shall magically transform python to 100x faster through the use of Dynamic Adaptive Just Before Time Compilation methodologies, within the next 4 years -- yrs Google"), please feel free to do so!


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