Hi all, My name is Kfir Lavi, I'm 36 years old, father of a gorgeous child ;) and a Linux user for about 8 years (I don't count really ;-). I'm a Linux BSP developer here in Israel. I started from LFS, and after few weeks I had a Pentium 100Mhz loaded with X... I'm a Gentoo user for few years now, and I'm interested in embedded, catalyst and stuff related to day to day desktop. At home we are working just on Gentoo, no other OS installed there. I'm experienced in cluster environments to embedded environments. I have worked with Perl, Python and Ruby. I do prefer Bash for day to day usage. I also do C programming that relate to Kernel stuff. In the last few month i did a lot of work using Catalyst, crossdev and "embedded" in general. I'm using Portage facilities for my own work internal use. As part of that, I did some work on public ebuilds. As work get more complicated, I find myself in need of packages that are not always maintained as I need them. As a start I would like to start maintaining dev-libs/ace, as we are using it in our systems a lot. I have emailed Daniel Black, the current maintainer of ACE, about changing ownership, but because I'm not a gentoo dev, we can't do it. I'm currently in a battle of shifting major company to Gentoo from vxworks and Windriver. Not easy, and because of that, I have been learning a lot of Gentoo internals. This really opened up my view about Portage and it's abilities. My aim for the future is bringing Catalyst and Portage to an OnDemand embedded (crossdev) state (Which is a lot to ask, but we'll take it step by step).
I would be happy if someone will find the time to mentor me to become a Gentoo dev. More info about me: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lavikfir http://gentoo-what-did-you-say.blogspot.com/ I'm a proxy maintainer of app-misc/utimer http://github.com/kfirlavi/Amalia - Testbed for network testing Thanks, Kfir lavi.kfir at gmail... IRC: kipibenkipod