We were hosted by Codethink in their Manchester offices which provided a comfortable and pleasant space to work in.
Four developers managed to attend in person from around the UK: Michael Drake, Daniel Silverstone, Dave Higton and Vincent Sanders.
We were also able to merge several improvements provided by the Duktape upstream maintainer Sami Vaarala which addressed performance problems with regular expressions which were causing reports of "hangs" on slow processors.
The responsiveness of Sami and the Ducktape project has been a pleasant surprise making our switch to the library look like an increasingly worthwhile effort.
Once the DOM interfaces have been addressed our focus will move onto the dynamic layout engine necessary to allow rendering of the changing content.
Dave joined us for the first time, he was principally concerned with dealing with bugs and the bug tracker. It was agreeable to have a new face at the meeting and some enthusiasm for the RISC OS port which has been lacking an active maintainer for some time.
The turnout for this workshop was the same as the previous one and the issues raised then are still true. We still have a very small active core team who can commit only limited time which is making progress very slow and are lacking significant maintenance for several frontends.
Overall we managed to pack 16 hours of work into the weekend and addressed several significant problems.