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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: TaskManager progress
Date Tue, 20 Jul 2010 22:33:52 GMT
I've uploaded my current work-in-progress code as 

Please send me any comments, questions, or suggestions for improvement.

The change of name is temporary, to allow a smoother transition. I plan 
to work through the callers, changing them one at a time to use the new 
Task interface. When they have all been changed, and there are no more 
TaskManager references, the name can be changed to TaskManager.

I'll need to set up the correct formatting in Eclipse, but once I find 
the rules that won't take long. Any other coding conventions I need to 
watch out for?

Meanwhile, I'm working on more testing and benchmarking. It definitely 
improves performance when there are a lot of tasks or runAfter 
dependencies, but I need to do more testing for short tasks in simple 
cases, the case in which it is most likely to be worse than the current 


On 7/20/2010 2:48 PM, Peter Firmstone wrote:
> Looking forward to seeing some code.  SVN builds clean again.
> Patricia Shanahan wrote:
>> I did the first tests of my new TaskManager today. I can't benchmark
>> very accurately because of a QA test running on the same computer, but
>> it seems to be about the same without dependencies, and significantly
>> faster with dependencies. Specifically, it removes the single task
>> bottleneck.
>> I'll next do more testing, benchmarking, and tuning in my own
>> environment.
>> Patricia

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