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From James Northrop <>
Subject Re: What is the status of GPars?
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:25:37 GMT
Hi Russell -
just a question on this: you say the current gpars website is on ? Some of those github links point back to  

Is it possible to host your website on or is that for  
something else ? Do you have a preference as to where it is hosted ?


On 1 Sep 2015, at 10:39, Russel Winder wrote:

> Guillaume pointed out your email to the list about GPars which I seem
> to have missed and therefore failed to reply to. Sorry about that. I
> reply now though, better late than never :-)
> GPars is alive but due to lack of resources is not as kicking as it
> should be. The GPars 1.x series is focused on Groovy and JDK7 but runs
> on JDK8 as it should. JDK8 and the Streams does make some of GPars a
> little redundant, however GPars provides far more than Steams offers:
> actors, dataflow, communicating sequential processes, etc. This is
> significantly more that both Streams and Akka provide, so GPars gives
> Groovy, Java and Scala programmers more than they can get elsewhere.
> I had started an effort to create GPars 2.x being a JDK8+ specific
> version of GPars using all the Streams rather than the
> jsr166e/extra166e stuff that is used for GPars 1.x. A number of people
> volunteered their services to help with the work but no pull requests
> have ensued. I have had to focus most of my efforts in non-Groovy
> directions since there appears to be no Groovy consultancy and  
> training
> activity, it is all Python, Go, Rust, D, C++. Thus I have had no time
> for GPars 2.x myself of late. Hopefully this will change in the near
> future.
> As for the Web site, I did a hack Jekyll job to get the material to
> from but all my calls for people to
> help with design and CSS, whilst resulting in a few offers of help  
> have
> not resulted in anyone actually doing anything. Václav has hesitated
> changing the DNS entries for until things have settled.
> In summary, your GPars needs you. (To mis-quote a 1914 poster.)
> -- 
> Russel.
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