alright, here I am again, today I have some "new" stuff, but first, let me report yet another departure:
Ahmet Altay, who worked on the storage engine, went to Google.
OK, here comes the news, today I noticed another Midori dev on LinkedIn
Ryan Zelen he worked in Midori OS team from Sep 2011 to Aug 2014
- Designed and implemented high performance runtime libraries (ex. text encoding, cryptography) in managed code.
- Ported Speech recognition engine (legacy C++ Windows codebase) to a managed language and runtime. Result of port was decrease in lines of code, increase in safety, and increase in performance (ultimately measured by decrease in user perceived latency).
- Implemented JSON parser in managed language intended to be suitable for use in high performance web applications.
- Worked on language design for managed systems programming language.
- Began porting distributed storage and compute engine (C++ Windows codebase) to managed language and runtime.
interesting, but where is the "news" ? well, Ryan is working in another team after that:
Senior Software Engineer, Wavefront
September 2014 – Present (6 months)
"Wavefront", what is that ? OK, maybe just another boring project somewhere in Microsoft.
but suprisingly, it seems like, its something related to M# ! because I found another hint.
Svitlana Tumanova, a long time Midori team member, also updated her linkedin profile:
Midori – incubation project dedicated to research, design and development of new OS paradigms
- Worked on porting the Cosmos distributed system to managed language and bringing it up in
the new OS environment
- Worked on design and implementation of the DOM Tree and CSS parts of Midori Browser
Wavefront – project dedicated to design of safe and efficient systems programming environment
- Investigated performance impact of transitioning the existing codebase to managed language
- Contributed to incrementally porting the existing codebase to a safer language
while the "Midori Browser" name is interesting in its own, her description of Wavefront is even more interesting: "porting"/"transitioning" the "existing codebase" to "managed"/"safer" language.
and, the timing "September 2014" is same as the "Systems Programming Group", the goal "design of safe and efficient systems programming environment" also matches, so I guess "Wavefront" was the project that SPG was working on, when it existed, but since SPG is no more, what happened to "Wavefront" ? still needs more observation :)