Once again I find myself writing a post saying there will be delays with the resync of BFS and -ck for the new linux kernel. This time the reason for most people would be a quite unexpected development. As you may have read on this blog last year, I got invited to interview with Google for a job as a software engineer and then in the end I got turned down due to lack of adequate breadth of knowledge. This was probably for the best for me anyway since I have a full time unrelated career and the jump would have been too great. Anyway a small company noticed the work I had done on cgminer with bitcoin and openCL work and asked if I was interested in writing some software for them. The work involves writing openCL frameworks so they can provide distributed computing capability to clients. They were quire happy to forego any of the regular interview details or pretty much anything that is normally involved in employing someone and before long we started talking contracts instead. Since the work itself actually looked like a lot of fun, I decided to go with the opportunity.
Anyway, long story short, I'm doing a little bit of contract work for them and my kernel work will take a slightly lower priority in the meantime. I'm not abandoning it, but it will be delayed some more before the next release. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause in the interim.