A quick update from HippyVM to say that project is doing well and what's cool (or rather hot) for us.
Maciej Fijałkowski our technical lead, and "know all the things" guy, will be talking at Brno PHP Conference 2014, so if you want to know what HippyVM is and how we develop it, grab a ticket. A few other people from HippyVM team might be there as well. Also please let us know if we should send Maciej elsewhere.
We're still in our beta phase, and under heavy development. Our most recent priorities stands for few things:
Performance: We're doing very well here. In some areas we are even a bit ahead of both HHVM and PHP. Still there's lots of room for improvements - and we are on it!
Completeness: Here HippyVM is still behind PHP, we are missing a few functions/classes here and there. Since we are really small team, it'll take a while, but we're working hard to get there!
After hearing a lot of calls to move the project to Github as an open source, we decided to do it. HippyVM is running inside it's own organization, where you'll find all things related to the project and HippyVM's source. We've also decided to switch from BuildBot to Travis-CI. Several extensions will stay proprietary for the time being, including a FastCGI server. We're looking into a business models of selling a commercial version of HippyVM
This one is related to all above. Since HippyVM from now on is open-sourced, and a small team like us needs as much help as we can get, you are more than welcome to join. Have a look inside our code base, it doesn't look that scary. ;-) Please visit us on IRC #email@example.com, ask a question, open Github issue, or just simply send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a productive Monday,
Sebastian Pawluś and HippyVM team.