Greetings, I subscribed to the list a while back, but I don't believe I ever got around to introducing myself.
My name is Chris Larson, but am most well known as Kergoth. I work in the embedded Linux field. I've done work on bootloaders, kernel, userland, distro, build tools, etc. I founded the OpenZaurus Linux distro for the Sharp Zaurus line of PDAs, and created the OpenEmbedded project, which was originally a portage fork. It exists because I got tired of gmake's limitations, and all of the existing distribution tools were limited, either lacking crosscompilation support, or expected to run the tools only -on- that distribution. I wanted a tool that would run anywhere, and could target any platform, and support multiple target packaging formats and distributions. The metadata repository is shared by multiple embedded distributions and projects, so in that aspect, the goal was quite similar to that of vcs-pkg.. collaboration. I've hacked on debian packages and tools, redhat packages and tools, and gentoo packages and tools, but never got around to pursuing actually becoming a developer for any (I know just how much time a distro can suck up..). Most of the OE target distros are debian based, as I found most debian distributionisms (I say that's a word, dangit) to be superior to redhat ones, and more stable than gentoo ones (i.e. interfaces(5)), though there are obvious exceptions. OE can output ipk, deb, or rpm files. Originally it could take either our metadata format or a source rpm as input (with a metadata conversion layer), but I doubt that's been maintained in my absence from the project (got burned out). I went a couple years without messing with distribution or build tools, but am finding my interest rekindled. On the source control front, I've experience using and maintaining CVS, svn, monotone, git, bk, svk, and a couple other types or repositories. Don't really know mercurial or bazaar, yet. I was the buildmeister / configuration management guy and a core developer of the Opie project (fork of Qtopia), also. Recently, I've been really enjoying messing with topgit and pristine-tar.. there's definate potential there, and I'm debating writing a new tool to better support that methodology for us crazy embedded folk :) I have a quick hack of a tg-rename here, by the way. It just updates the head & top-bases refs and zips through the branches, updating .topdeps for each, in case anyone wants such a thing. Sorry for the disorganization of that intro, I tend to wander at times ;) -- Chris Larson clarson at kergoth dot com clarson at mvista dot com Maintainer - Tslib Founder - BitBake, OpenEmbedded, OpenZaurus Software Engineer MontaVista Software, Inc. _______________________________________________ vcs-pkg-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/vcs-pkg-discuss