How to help
There are many ways you can help:
Contact me using the address at the side.
A replicating program hacker, probably the hardest job (at least until we
get the debugging working). If you want to start this it is recomended
that you read all you can about Tierra, other similar Alife
projects and general AI type stuff. Also familiarising yourself with the
machine code of the Virtual Machine, perhaps by writing a compiler from
the assembler in a language of your choice would be useful. Also you
will be called upon to help out with modifications to the Area class
others that affect your work.
A general systems worker that monkeys around with the Bowl class and
others to make it easy to use and debug and combine with other programs.
A gui programmer, current thoughts are about Qt but other cross-platform
guis will be considered if you have skills with them.
Random thinkers, biologists and philosophers, will be
welcome to contribute your thoughts to provide us with some bigger
picture things we might miss.
General documenters and publicists. Your help will be welcome, but not
quite yet, perhaps wait until what we need documenting or publicising is
not in a total state of flux.
Wed Jul 2 16:57:24 BST 2003