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Subject: Re: [geometry] Greetings
From: Νικόλαος Αθανασίου (n.g.athanasiou_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-09-09 16:09:23


Just a quick answer in this thread. I forked boost geometry and will be
reading into your contribution tutorial. I'll communicate the specifics in
the private mail.

Thanks for the guidance,

2015-09-09 17:49 GMT+03:00 Adam Wulkiewicz <adam.wulkiewicz_at_[hidden]>:

> 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:
> Regards,
> Adam
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