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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Harmony @ SEC(R)
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2007 21:21:12 GMT
Thanks for the report!  Good to hear you are spreading the word about
Harmony.  It's also good to see some pictures of people I've only ever
exchanged e-mail with on this list -- we should make a habit of sending
links to photos.

Regards,
Tim


Alexei Fedotov wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> Software developers like to gather and socialize in Moscow, and this
> is a good opportunity for Harmony people to strengthen our community
> and spirit. Last Friday I visited Software Engineering Conference
> (Russia) and distributed 45 brochures "Build Harmony in three
> commands" based on Nadya's contributor guide translation [1].
> 
> I got a free pass by working at the Intel's booth [8]. The equipment
> allowed me to demonstrate self-made Harmony video [2] and distribute
> five brochures among rare geeks attracted by the scrolling build
> progress.
> 
> The guy from Viva64.com was interested in static code analysis for
> seamless application porting to x86-64 platform [3]. I sold them
> Mikhail's verification algorithm based on backward constraint merging
> and our free intermediate representation from Jitrino. Borland was
> particularly interested in 3 Gb heap support for 32-bit
> mode for profiling their Together application [4]. Oracle channel
> manager showed no immediate interest in embedding our VM into their
> product [5], but got interested in Apache methods of fostering
> communities. With a Siemens enginner we were interactively calculating
> an effect of dropping client modules such as Swing and AWT. We got a
> bundle size
> decrease of 10%.
> 
> While I was presenting free CDs with Intel tools Pavel Ozhdikhin [6]
> and Pavel Pervov [7] gave a detailed presentation about DRLVM
> architecture and experienced positive interest from engineers. Then I
> witnessed a vivid talk on open source tools for software developers
> and distributed forty brochures by locating myself near room exit at
> the end of the talk.
> 
> In retrospective view the event was very atmospheric and energetic. While a
> conference with a high entrance fee may not be the best place to
> attract open source developers to Harmony project,
> I believe that distributing information about Harmony use cases among
> people with the strong relationship power has a steadfast effect on
> the product perception. While these supporters don't help us
> immediately by contributing a new bug fix, they communicate through a
> broad network and may recall the opportunity to embed or bundle
> Harmony when this would be useful and valuable.
> 
> Special thanks to Nadya for her excellent editorial input.
> 
> [1] The contributor guide in Russian.
> http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/%d0%98%d0%bd%d1%81%d1%82%d1%80%d1%83%d0%ba%d1%86%d0%b8%d1%8f_%d0%bf%d0%be_%d1%81%d0%b1%d0%be%d1%80%d0%ba%d0%b5_%d0%b8_%d0%b8%d1%81%d0%bf%d0%be%d0%bb%d1%8c%d0%b7%d0%be%d0%b2%d0%b0%d0%bd%d0%b8%d1%8e_%d0%b8%d1%81%d1%85%d0%be%d0%b4%d0%bd%d0%be%d0%b3%d0%be_%d0%ba%d0%be%d0%b4%d0%b0_Apache_Harmony
> 
> [2] The Harmony video.
> while true; do ./build.bat clean; ./build.bat; done
> 
> [3] Viva64.com guy was interested in static analysis.
> ftp://ftp.pcmag.ru/SECR-2007/Photo/CD-2/IMG_7589.JPG
> 
> [4] Konstantin (right) worked for Borland and what's no less
> interesting he was my
> teammate from Krasnoyarsk Summer School [9].
> ftp://ftp.pcmag.ru/SECR-2007/Photo/CD-2/IMG_7747.JPG
> 
> [5] Dmitry from Oracle (left) is unsure to embed our VM right now.
> Sergey (right) is the author of HARMONY-3773.
> ftp://ftp.pcmag.ru/SECR-2007/Photo/CD-2/IMG_7583.JPG
> 
> [6] Pavel Ozhdikhin,
> ftp://ftp.pcmag.ru/SECR-2007/Photo/CD-2/IMG_7592.JPG
> 
> [7] Pavel Pervov,
> ftp://ftp.pcmag.ru/SECR-2007/Photo/CD-2/IMG_7595.JPG
> 
> [8] Igor Odintsov (left) and Ilya Berezhnyuk (middle) were my booth
> colleagues. You may recall that Ilya is a contributor of NCAI.
> Alexander Alexeev (right) is the author of HARMONY-4905 and what's no
> less interesting he is my colleague from Krasnoyarsk Summer School
> [9].
> ftp://ftp.pcmag.ru/SECR-2007/Photo/IMG_7286.JPG
> 
> [9] Krasnoyarsk Summer School web site was designed by Alexei
> Shipilev. It is actually an offtopic link here.
> http://www.klsh.org
> 
> --
> With best regards,
> Alexei,
> ESSD, Intel
> 

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