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Name: Ray Dassen
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Homepage: http://www.jhm.cistron.nl


My contribution to free software is in bits and pieces, mostly within the framework of Debian, a project I have been involved with (with varying intensity) almost since its beginning. I currently maintain the Debian packages of DDD, xkeycaps, gperf, pstoedit, pstotext, ccmalloc and lout. I'd love to do a bit more work on gcc and friends, where I'm still listed as co-maintainer, but currently I don't really have the time.

In the past, I've done bits and pieces and (non)maintainership on stuff like perl, mount, gdb, PAM, LessTif, ncurses, Qt2, menu, S-lang, Mozilla, junkbuster, fakeroot, flwm, xmbdfed, screen, mime-support, mutt, junkbuster, gnotes, libgdbm, libdb, dwww, dejagnu, the Debian FAQ and the Debian website.

Occasionally I give a talk on Debian and/or free software (e.g. at an IBM SIG, a university course or an NT-oriented firm), write some documentation (e.g. on debugging), or post comments on /..

In real life I work at Cistron, a Linux-friendly ISP and telco in the Netherlands, where my job involves mostly using free software in custom development projects, but occasionally provides me with new ways of contributing to free software, such as the Philips USB webcam driver reverse engineering.


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Worked a bit on a weird DDD font issue. It looks like it's actually caused by xfs-xtt.

Uploaded a new dwww NMU on behalf of Jean-Philippe Guerard, uploaded new task-c-dev and friends that better reflect potato, and discovered (thanks to The Informant) that a new pstotext upstream release was made in February; packaged and uploaded that for woody.

Submitted an updated X.25 support patch to the net-tools maintainer.

New upstream lout. Uploaded it for woody. The production version is still 3.17, but I see no harm in having 3.21 in woody.

LinuxNews has an article on the webcam driver saga: Linux Community Drives Philips to release USB Specs.

Saturday the 29th - Koninginnedag (Queen's Day) celebrations, with the Queen in Leiden (my home town). Avoided the "fun" by doing a bit of hacking at Cistron. Made a preliminary update of the X.25 patch for netbase, and had a lot of fun and disappointments trying to use non-standard PostScript fonts with lout. Learned a bit about using ATM files, and understand the need for projects like the GNU FontManager. In the end, everything looked great in gv, but the HP printer decided to use Courier instead for all but its built-in fonts, even though I embedded the fonts using psutils' includeres. PostScript isn't always as nice as it seems :-(


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