Friday, May 21, 2010
GSoC status update: End of week 1
GSoC doesn't officially start until May 24th, but my classes were over, so I spend this week getting started on my project. I spent the week trying to port the backend to use the new rx86 encoding scheme, as well as extended rx86 as needed. Progress was slowed quite a bit by my unfamiliarity with PyPy; it seemed every couple minutes I had to stop and spend some time just reading code, trying to figure out what it was even supposed to do. However, I was definitely getting more done by the end of the week.
By the end of next week, I hope to be finished porting the backend to rx86. After that, I'll begin actually adding 64-bit support.