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Name: David Le Corfec
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Born in 1976, AtariST in 88 then Amiga500 in 90. Gaming, then interested in demos, 3D rendering, music (mods), especially after getting an A1200 in 93. Wanted to know how to code to do a visual plugin for modplayers (would have looked like the State Of The Art demo from Spaceballs).

Anyway, around 95 I started messing with shell, asm and C. Did a very useful utility in asm (much easier than C for beginners) to list packed modules: xList (still coding interest related to music).

In 96, began to learn Pascal and C at university, installed openbsd or netbsd (cant remember) on Amiga.

In 97, my first and only released MUI app: XpkCybPrefsGUI (or XCP-GUI; a powerful prefs editor for a clever data-adaptative packing lib of a friend). Installed Linux to get a more reliable floppy support.

In 98, got a PC and Linux. Tried to code a modular modplayer like those on Amiga, but failed. It would need years to take an Unix to the level of the Amiga, regarding the available APIs for multimedia, userfriendly apps. Got interested in gimp hacking (unstable versions are fun to debug).

In 99, started a MUI clone for X11, dubbed Zune (means nothing, but short and sounds good). X11 just got the GTK and Qt quality toolkits a couple of years before, after years of Motif borkiness compared to how MUI ruled on Amiga :) And I wanted to do a MUI clone since 96. Odd years are productive. The toolkit had the main classes working and simple yet nice example apps, but convinced by the no-future of the software and some implementation/portability problems inherent to Amiga softwares, I lost interest.

2000, nothing interesting. Probably still tried to do the perfect modular player (xmms sucked, as well as all other unix players). Ah yes, some xmms plugins (ahx, tfmx, fxtoolbox). Finished studies, began to work. These years include some stuff that still made it to the public : hacks on that POS called Jabber (xdb_sql was my main contrib AFAIR), and noob Perl scripts to adduser/addgroup/etc... in Samba-LDAP (somehow got distributed along Samba as smbldap-tools). PS: I hate Jabber, really hard.

In 2002, quit the job, got contacted by the AROS project to change Zune license from GPL to APL. Agreed, and got interested again in Zune and Amiga stuff.

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