So, might as well...
I'm a programmer at Canonical, working on the Mir display server. This is somewhat unexpected; I was hired 7(!) years ago to work on the packaging side of Ubuntu - the desktop team - and was promptly put in charge of X.
Working on Mir is fun, when it isn't being frustrating! I even have my name on some Khronos specs!
I'm a husband, and father of 1.99 girls. They're not online in the same way I am, so I don't tend to talk about them much.
That's some of me.
@Kasran I'd *love* to replace some of Mir with Rust. We're a pretty good candidate - needs low cost-C-and-kernel interop (thanks to GL), is in the security critical path, is really really handy if we don't crash :smile:
The distribution story of Rust is as-yet unfinished, though, and so I can't at the moment, even if I could justify it apart from that.
@RAOF yeah, it's still pretty new. someday, perhaps! for now i'm content hacking on glium and sdl2 making tiny game-type things with it.
@Kasran I'm hoping to get some time to hack on Conserve - https://github.com/sourcefrog/conserve/blob/master/README.md at some point. That'd be both fun and useful!
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