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PenguinPPC.org: A Hacker's Tale - Klaus Halfmann: On Himself, Linux, and HFS+

Nov 03, 2000, 08:28 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Linux Today reader jeramy b smith writes: ]

"Klaus Halfmann (current coder of the hfsplusutils) reveals how he came into the Linux fold in a piece that shows the conflict of internal ideals versus the real world of being a software engineer."

From the article:

"My name is Klaus Halfmann and you may find me in the #ppclinux irc channels with my nickname Hasi. In this text I tell you how and why I started contributing to the (PowerPC) Linux community. I currently develop userland tools to access the second generation Apple File System HFS+...."

"At that time I had my first experiences with Linux and PowerPC. Due to good Java Support, I was able to port our application to Linux in less than three days (mostly concerend with case-sensitive file names). We had some external co-workers who arrived with their personal notebooks. So I decided I would buy an iBook with ppc-linux and integrate it into the unavoideable Windows network using Samba. I did so at my old company and without much pain at the new company. I usually travel about an hour by train to Mannheim. And so, I dedicated most of this time to the linux community."

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