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From "Paty Lustosa" <patlust...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [GSoC2008] Write a graphical front-end for Harmony memory management
Date Thu, 10 Apr 2008 21:03:16 GMT
Hi Rick,

I also have been corresponding with Xiao-Feng about this project and I also
proposed to it (Write a graphical front-end for Harmony memory management).
Xiao told me to discuss the proposal with you to see if we can come up with
two different proposals with enough substances. In my proposal, I present
two objectives:

1. GCspy integration
GCspy is a heap visualization framework that allows developers to observe
the behavior of the heap and related data structures. GCspy adopted a
client-server architecture. The system being visualized, Harmony, is the
server. In order to integrate GCspy with Harmony, I am going to write a
GCspy driver for each of its GC algorithms. A driver is a module that maps
the operation and layout of an algorithm onto the generic GCspy
abstractions. With this, Harmony will have its standalone visualization
2. Eclipse plug-in
There are two options to this part of the project. I could simplify GCspy
and modify it to be an Eclipse[3] plug-in. The second option is to rewrite
my own visualization tool. The decision is going to be made with the mentor
depending on the time available and the experience got in the first step.

What do you think? In your proposal, you considere the GCSpy integration
only or something else too?

Patrícia Lustosa
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 9:20 PM, Xiao-Feng Li <xiaofeng.li@gmail.com> wrote:

> Rick, your proposal looks good. At the moment I have no further
> comments. Thanks. -xiaofeng
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 8:25 PM, Rick Walker <rick.t.walker@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >  I've been corresponding with Xiao-Feng off-list about this GSoC
> >  proposal, and he suggested that it'd be useful to invite comments from
> >  the wider Harmony community.
> >
> >  My proposal as it stands is at:
> >
> >  http://wiki.apache.org/general/RickWalker/GSoC2008/harmony-gc-3
> >
> >  and, in summary, proposes integrating GCSpy into Harmony for
> >  visualization. I met last week with Richard Jones[1] (also at the
> >  University of Kent) to discuss this, and, since he's mentoring a
> >  similar project for Jikes, he's indicated that he'll be available for
> >  support over the summer period.
> >
> >  Any comments or feedback to help improve my proposal would be most
> welcome.
> >
> >  Thanks,
> >
> >  Rick
> >
> >  [1] http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/~rej
> >
> --
> http://xiao-feng.blogspot.com

* Patrícia Lustosa Ventura Ribeiro *
Ciências da Computação - 2005.1
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