Watching Iris Bloom
Colman O’Sullivan, one of the CTVR research team, recently made a movie of how Iris (our software/cognitive radio platform) has grown over the years using a piece of software called gource. It is really interesting to watch it grow. The names that appear in the movie are the names of developers so you can see who did what and how the platform expanded. One thing Colman pointed out was that the new branches that develop rarely merge – which tells you a lot about how we develop!!! Developing software in an academic environment is always a challenge – it is hard to make sure learning gets passed on and that the platform gets all the use it should – hence we are really happy when anyone wants to use it and keep it growing!