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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Thoughts about the GCS

From: Chris Gough
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Thoughts about the GCS
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 14:54:50 +1000

I've heard it said that every software developer should have a
functional language in their toolkit, and Paparazzi is a good enough
reason to make it Ocaml. The daunting thing for me is that I don't
have small, well defined and worthwhile tasks to start with.

A systematic way to track bugs and proposed changes might make it
easier for people like me get started, especially if there was
transparent process for assigning priorities.

Chris Gough

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Bart Remes <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I`m personally convinced that there is no other opensource uav project that
> have such a good GCS as Paparazzi.
> The problems is the GCS is opensource but there is not a big community for
> Ocaml.
> Now Pascal is missing we have to solve this problem.
> some ideas:
> The ocaml professor at ENAC will he be willing to give points to students
> who program something  in the GCS?
> Are there paparazzi members willing to learn Ocaml? so the community have
> more people where they can count on.
> can some university's ENAC,ISAE Supairo, TU Delft, Braunschweig, ... work
> together to see if the can find money for PHD`s working on the ground
> station?
> ,...
> more ideas are welcome.
> also the idea of working together with the other opensource projects for
> finding a standard is a good one.
> but we have to be sure that we do not stand still (wait for the others) or
> go back in time.
> kind regards
>  Bart Remes
> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 17:09:10 +0200
> From: C?dric Marzer <address@hidden>
> Subject: RE: [Paparazzi-devel] Thoughts about the GCS
> To: <address@hidden>
> Message-ID: <address@hidden>
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> Well,
> My first reaction is that it is a common mistake to think that because
> something looks a bit difficult to understand at first sight, it is a reason
> to redo it from start differently.
> Sometime it is...and sometime it isn't...
> Ocaml seems to be relatively widely used in France for education, research
> and...aeronautical stuff...
> So before we trash everything that was done so far, it would be a good idea
> to wait a little to know if someone will continue developping and
> maintaining the gcs in ocaml (someone from the ENAC or someone on the list).
> I am very happy with the way the gcs is working so far and I see no reason
> for changing it unless there is really none taking care of the code or at
> least understanding it...
> Do I want to learn ocaml ? ...hum that is a good question that I leave open
> ;-)
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