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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Thoughts about the GCS

From: Maik Höpfel
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Thoughts about the GCS
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 20:37:44 +0200

I second that idea and would like to see it used for all of Paparazzi,
i.e. a general list of To-Dos for volunteers to get involved.

- Maik

2010/6/12 Chris Gough <address@hidden>:
> 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>
>> Content-Type: text/plain;       charset="iso-8859-1"
>> 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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