My this week's work involves testing. With this work, we are trying to figure out the commits that slowed down Parrot during its releases 2.7 - 3.0. To do this, I am running the bench.sh tool provided in parrot-bench. rurban is helping me out with these tests to save time (since I have got a slow machine) and also to cross-check results.
This week I faced a blocker with the perl version installed on my system. Since, the older versions of Parrot did not support Perl-5.18 and above, I had to use Perl-5.14 for the tests. This required some effort since Perlbrew did not help me on this front. I was good to go after manually installing Perl-5.14 into another location.
As for the tests, I have currently finished testing around half of the commits in the release range 2.7 - 2.8 and rurban has tested the ones after 2.8. We are also simultaneously analyzing the data obtained and hope to find a few bad commits this week.
That's all folks! :)