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Subject: Re: [geometry] Greetings
From: Adam Wulkiewicz (adam.wulkiewicz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-09-09 10:49:36

Hi Nikos,

Sorry for a late response.

Νικόλαος Αθανασίου wrote:
> Hi Adam,
> working on other parts of the library as well would be great but for
> now I need to focus on the R-Tree (time constraints prohibit doing
> otherwise). I believe beginning with bug fixes and studying is the way
> to learn. Once I acquire sufficient knowledge of the library (~month
> considering that summer holidays are upon us) I'd like to work on
> balancing/packing algorithms. Also serialization and support for
> external memory algorithms is an interesting topic, but I believe I'll
> have a better insight only after the ~month learning period.
> As for things related to my thesis, if there's a plan to incorporate
> GPU computing to the library (especially now that "boost.compute"
> seems to be able to make it into boost) I'd be happy to work on
> implementations and propose algorithms there as well; I attached a
> small presentation-survey project (skip to section 4, the initial part
> is just introduction to RTrees) where you can see areas of application
> for GPUs and references to some papers on the topic.
> I'll be expecting guideliness on how to work on bug fixes (or
> priorities therein - hopefully sorted by ascending difficulty :P )

The currently reported bugs can be found here:

Regarding the rtree bugs I'm fixing them as fast as possible so
currently there is only one depending on the other parts of the library,
a feature request and one which I couldn't reproduce.

I had many plans regarding things that could be improved or added into
the rtree but I don't have enough free time. I think that for now I'll
write about them in a separate, private email. If there are other people
willing to help, please just say. In general, feel free to propose
anything that you think could be a good addition to the library.

You can propose changes by creating pull requests on GitHub:
Please also have a look at the "For Contributors" section in the GitHub
Wiki starting from this:


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