Hello dear readers,
allow me to introduce myself:
> who you are
My Name is Marc van Woerkom, I live in Cologne, a city at the river
Rhine in the western part of Germany, one train hour from Holland, four
train hours from Paris away.
I work as full time developer, mostly client server and GUI hacking in
C++, Fortran and Java under Win32 and UNIX.
The scenario at work was roughly
o data base + huge number of chemical spectra and structures [= physical
o data base + huge number of money accounts [= bank]
and from July on it will be
o data base + huge number of DNA and proteins [= bioinformatics]
> your interest in version control,
During my physics diploma work at Aachen I had to handle my stuff manually
as a set of patches against the evolving code base of a finite elements
solver. That cost me a lot of time.
After that I worked at Cologne university and had a colleague who
is FreeBSD committer and who introduced me to that great effort and
of course cvs.
At the companies I worked for since then I used MKS SI, a rcs for
Win32 and cvs and sccs under Unix for large projects.
I became involved quite much into version control at my last position
(I had to handle several release branches) and might go for that task
at my new job, because IMHO this is a very important part of the
development process that has to be done well.
> the role you would like to play in the project
I want learn, so expect me to listen to the discussions and
ask the one or other stupid question and I want help to
make the code run under Win32, FreeBSD and whatever OS I
will have available.
I would love help coding but am unlikely to have time for
that, so it will be adaption/patch level work.
> the rough level of effort you expect to put (e.g., mainly lurking,
> a few postings a week, a few evenings, several hours aweek, this
> is part of your full-time job).
Possibly all of above, I can't tell yet.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:05 2006