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Old 05-20-2008, 05:20 PM
Federico Ferri
 
Default am I ready to step into Gentoo?

hi all,

it's since about 6 years I am using (loving) Gentoo!
I wish I could be a developer, but I have no idea where do I fit well,
and which are the g.o needs.


looking at the bugtracker you can find random enhancements submitted by
myself [1], recently: #220162 (source navigator NG3), #219519
(blambot-fonts), #219324 (dev-tcltk/gnocl), #190225
(sys-process/daemon), #185788 (keyfuzz)... also #173347 a proposal of
making a setpci init script [2]


my computer-related hobbies (or I should say time-killers!) are Tcl
(scripting language) and Pure-Data (multimedia dataflow environment). I
regularly use Pd to create audio/video apps, and Tcl for everything else
that doesn't fit Pd, I've also developed a Tcl-Pd loader, that allows to
code externals for Pd in Tcl.

see my Pd page at [3].

perhaps that's the category I should belong to...(?)
I keep occasional contact with Tcl developers, so I could bring some
love to the Tcl/Tk Gentoo herd (yes, I am a Tcl/Tk fan, as you can see
on my wikipage at [4])
I've also set up an overlay (pd-overlay, [5]) and used to develop
together with ColdWind (actually a Gentoo dev) ebuilds for EVERY pd
external!


today I just bought a dark Gentoo t-shirt from CafePress to support
Gentoo foundation, and to spread the Gentoo word here and there


about my life: I work part-time in a big telecommunications company as a
system engineer / sysadmin, my specific task at the moment is to
develop/package linux platforms for Data Warehouse systems (running on
Oracle :S) and Business Intelligence platforms. I'll get a Computer
Science Engineering degree soon...
if I have to devote some time to Gentoo, surely I'll do it during the
work hours, since Linux is the 99.999999% of my work!


so what's going to be my next step into Gentoo? perhaps finding a
mentor? ColdWind would you...? any one else?


[1]
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&short_desc_type= allwordssubstr&short_desc=&long_desc_type=substrin g&long_desc=&bug_file_loc_type=allwordssubstr&bug_ file_loc=&status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&st atus_whiteboard=&keywords_type=allwords&keywords=& bug_status=UNCONFIRMED&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=A SSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&bug_status=RESOLVED&bu g_status=VERIFIED&bug_status=CLOSED&emailreporter1 =1&emailtype1=substring&email1=xaero%40inwind.it&e mailassigned_to2=1&emailreporter2=1&emailcc2=1&ema iltype2=substring&email2=&bugidtype=include&bug_id =&votes=&chfieldfrom=&chfieldto=Now&chfieldvalue=& cmdtype=doit&order=Reuse+same+sort+as+last+time&fi eld0-0-0=noop&type0-0-0=noop&value0-0-0=

[2] http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=173347
[3] http://puredata.info/Members/federico
[4] http://wiki.tcl.tk/FF
[5] http://pd-overlay.sourceforge.net/


best regards,
Federico Ferri
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