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From Gary Shea <s...@gtsdesign.com>
Subject Call for Partners: Embperl multi-threading issues fix
Date Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:16:10 GMT
We are all aware of the multi-threading issues with Embperl that make it
impractical for use with Apache2/mod_perl.  To recap, the only way
Embperl can be used in a multi-threaded environment is if it is run in a
single thread.  This is of course a serious bottleneck and prevents the
Embperl user from getting the full benefit of Apache2's multi-threaded
MPMs.  iTransact, Inc. is looking for partners to help get this problem
fixed.

We're hoping to gather the resources of this list and share the cost of
fixing Embperl.  Gerald Richter of ECOS has given us a quote:

> >  ... would you be willing to give us an estimate 
> > of how much you'd charge to do the fix?
> > 
> 
> I guess it will be a week of work and another week for sorting out all
> these
> "little" issues coming up after a first alpha release.
> 
> We normally take 640Euro/day. If you get enough money to at least pay
> the
> first week of work, I can do it, of course it would be nice to get the
> second weeks payed also...
> 
> Thanks & Regards
> 
> Gerald

Gerald has given us tremendous support at no cost for as long as we've
been using Embperl, that's something like 7 or 8 years now.  I'm sure
that's true for everyone else on this list.  Furthermore we're deriving
the benefit of what appears to be a major rewrite in Embperl2.  It would
be great if we could pay for the full two weeks to fix Embperl2 to work
in the Apache2/mod_perl environment.  The full cost is:

8960 Euro

Here's a little chart for breakdown by number of partners:

partners   cost each
--------   --------
   2       4480 Euro
   3       2986 Euro
   4       2240 Euro
   5       1792 Euro
   6       1493 Euro
   7       1280 Euro
   8       1120 Euro
   9       995 Euro
   10      896 Euro
   20      448 Euro

(Today's exchange rate is about $0.75 per Euro)

iTransact is be able to participate at the 8-partner level.  Please
respond to the list if your company is able to partner with us to bring
Embperl along to Apache2/mod_perl.

Thanks,

   Gary Shea
   shea@gtsdesign.com
   Salt Lake City,  Utah



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