[libre-riscv-dev] Hello

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Thu Mar 5 16:21:47 GMT 2020

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 4:05 PM Jock Tanner <tanner.of.kha at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good day, all!
> I would like to participate in this project.

_great_.  that's fantastic to hear.

> Let me introduce myself. My name is Dmitry, but you can call me Jock. I
> am a freelance Python developer. I have 6+ years of experience in
> Python. Take a look at my repos:
> - https://github.com/dmelnichuk/
> - https://github.com/jock-tanner/
> I am also a digital hardware hobbyist and a big fan of retro computing.
> I am somewhat familiar with C and Verilog.

oh good.  that will make life easier.

> A modern take on CDC 6600 architecture is a fascinating task!

:)  it wouldn't even remotely be possible without 6 *months* of help
from mitch alsup.

he was the one that helped explain it to me, and then, after 6 months
he said, quite simply, "because all the matrices are bit-level (unary
encoding), if you want to do multi-issue all you do is set multiple
bits in the matrices" and it was one of those "oink" moments when i
realised that we have the core of design that is capable of pissing
all over Intel, AMD and ARM.

> I am still getting to know the tutorials and the code base. But it
> would be great if anyone, most probably Luke, go on and suggest a first
> task for me.

first, do review the charter, let everyone know if you're happy with
it, or have any questions:

second, send me a public ssh key, and when you're happy with the
charter i'll add you to the git repos, you can see "registering for
git repo access" section here:

third, one thing we do need is this to be tried out, adapted (and the
wiki page updated) is to compile alliance/coriolis2 to use debian/10
for the chroot rather than debian/9:

any issues / success reports / questions on that task, register on the
bugtracker and put them here:

fourth, create yourself a "user page" on the wiki (template one of the
existing ones) and add it to the "about" page:

once you've run through that, you'll have a working environment set up
for coriolis2, and, because it's actually a useful task, you can have
a share of the EUR 2500 i've allocated to #178, and we can look at
something else for you.



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