Self-introduction: Christophe de Dinechin


My name is Christophe de Dinechin, and I’m writing this introduction per the recommendation here: <a href="" title=""></a>.

I’m interested in becoming the Fedora maintainer for several projects I created, in order:

1. make-it-quick (<a href="" title=""></a>), autoconfiguration using make. Copr builds here: <a href="" title=""></a>. I filed <a href="" title=""></a> for review.

2. recorder (<a href="" title=""></a>), a flight recorder library for C/C++ programs, with real-time graphing capabilities (see talks <a href="" title=""></a> and <a href="" title=""></a>). Copr builds here: <a href="" title=""></a>. No BZ yet.

3. Later, Tao3D (<a href="" title=""></a>), a kind of real-time 3D LaTeX Lisp. This is a larger undertaking because of LLVM bit-rot issue and instability running on nouveau drivers. The presentations in the two videos above are done with Tao3D. I would also like to package the core language of Tao3D, which is called XL (<a href="" title=""></a>), as a separate package.

A little bit about me: I’ve been involved in open-source software since the late 1990s, but I only joined Red Hat a little over two years ago to work on SPICE and virtualization. My primary topics of interest include system software, virtualization, graphics and compilers, but Fedora packaging is new to me. You can find more about the damage I already did here: <a href="" title=""></a>.

I’m ddd on, where you won’t see much for the moment, and c3d on github (<a href="" title=""></a>, <a href="" title=""></a>), where there is a little more meat. The reason for the “ddd/3d” theme is that my full last name is “Dupont de Dinechin”. c3d is pronounced “see three D”, which I started using after Tao3D.