"dselect" replacement project ("deity")
It is my pleasure to announce the formation of the dselect replacement project,
code-named "deity". The project will be made up of the following 7 people:
Project Leader: Brian White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- General organization, dispute resolution, final say on "capabilities"
Chief Programmer: Peter Iannarelli <email@example.com>
- Code organization, task breakdown, final say on "code"
Mechanic(*): Jason Gunthorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Low-level class and library design
Dpkg Consultant: Tom Lees <email@example.com>
- Expert on compatibility with existing dpkg, dependency algorithms, etc.
Web Designer: Mark Constable <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Work on HTML and CGI interfaces
Chief Designer: Behan Webster <email@example.com>
- Screen layout, ease of use, final say on "user interface"
Documentation: Che Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- high & low level design docs, idea tracking, user manuals
(*) Someone who likes to work on low-level "engines". (I get called this. :-)
A new list "email@example.com" has been created with these people
subscribed to it. I'm sure I speak for the whole team when I say that we
would like to hear everybody's ideas for this new tool. As the design
progresses, we will be presenting it back to the devel & user lists for
About the people:
* Brian White has been working within the Debian project for about 2 years now
and is current the vice president of engineering. He has 14 years of intense
software development and knows C and C++ very well.
* Peter Iannarelli is fairly new to Debian but is anxious to contribute. He
has 13 years of experience with Unix and C, plus 7 years of C++. He also has
a background in java, motif, and curses, along with strong design and
* Jason Gunthorpe has 4 years of experience with C/C++ and enjoys working at
the class-level of designs. He has already started working out how some of
the underlying problems can be solved efficiently.
* Tom Lees has experience with C/C++ and has spent time studying the existing
dpkg system. He also has a background in text-mode user interfaces and sgml
* Behan Webster has 14 years of experience with C programming and Unix, plus 5
years of C++. He has worked extensively on user interfaces (mostly the
graphical kind) and has a good feel for what is intuitive and easy to use.
* Che Fox is a whiz at linuxdoc-sgml and will be managing the documentation.
He also has experience with Tk interfaces.
* Mark Constable has a good background in web/cgi interaction and will be
working to make that a viable interface.
( firstname.lastname@example.org )
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