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From Stefan Cars <ste...@snowfall.se>
Subject Re: Call for Partners: Embperl multi-threading issues fix
Date Sat, 26 Feb 2005 16:42:29 GMT
Hi!

We would be happy to be involved. My question is though, how well does 
threads work in mod_perl nowadays , from what I understand mod_perl also 
needs alot of working to be working good and fast using threads ?

/ Stefan

Gary Shea wrote:
> 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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