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[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=enrico Enrico Zini], who eventually signed my GPG key, letting me become DM (yay!) and continue my NM process ;)

About me

Hi :)

I'm [http://www.hanskalabs.net David Paleino], I was born on March 13, 1987 in a small city in southern Italy, [wiki:Mazara_del_Vallo Mazara del Vallo] (also [wiki:Mazara_del_Vallo here]), and since the age of 6 I've fallen in love with computers. I've started using Microsoft DOS 6, Microsoft Windows 3.11 for Workgroups, and so on, until Microsoft Windows XP. In the meanwhile, I was also tasting the beauty of GNU/Linux systems (I started using Debian since version 2.0), but I always kept a "dual-boot" system (yes, I was kinda scared of losing my files).

Since 2001 I'm a full-time GNU/Linux user, and started using Debian GNU/Linux after having tried Gentoo, RedHat, SuSE and some other distribution.

I'm actually studying Odontology (or Dentistry, call it whatever you like), at the [http://www.unipa.it University of Palermo]. Unfortunately, there aren't (m)any open-source software for dentists.

I've also started contributing to Debian, "giving back to the community". They gave me freedom, why not helping them? ;-)

My current FOSS work

I'm starting to make a fork of [http://www.open-dent.com ?OpenDental], which would run on Linux-only, because I'll really need some management software in future. And no, I don't want any virtual machine, if I can do that. Main advantages of the work over the current software (which should run also on Linux):

  • native GUI -- OpenDental currently uses Windows.Forms and own Resources which are compiled at build-time; the GUI will probably be GTK;

  • support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite -- as far as I can tell, OpenDental only supports MySQL and Oracle;

  • any Windows-related bit will be removed -- that would result in faster, smaller, cleaner, neater code;
  • whatever comes to my mind.

However, I doubt I will be able to make these components from OpenDental work:

  • Dr. Sparks' component SparksToothChart. This is a great component IMHO, just have to find out how to port it on Linux... (it's GPL-2+'ed :) )

Current work in Debian

I currently maintain[http://snipr.com/qa_page some] Debian packages alone, or inside teams.

My main work is inside the[http://debian-med.alioth.debian.org Debian-Med] team: my main objective would be that of "watching" and integrating into Debian open-source software related to dentists. Unfortunately, there are only small (and just a few) projects which are dead upstream or not fully working :( . I'm therefore doing general contributions to the Debian-Med [:CustomDebian:CDD].

My work in Debian-Med (i.e. the packaging of[http://packages.qa.debian.org/e/emboss-explorer.html emboss-explorer]) lead me to join the[http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org Debian Perl team]. I've contributed some modules, done some bugfixing, and co-maintained some other modules. Now I left the Debian Perl team: I'm not a Perl hacker, and I'm not really interested in packaging modules I'll probably never use. Sorry guys ;-)

You can see an overview of my work in Debian in the DDPO page (see "Useful links" below).

Work in progress (a.k.a. WNPP)

Intent To Package (ITP)

Please not: I do not take any responsibility for any problem you might have by compiling these .dsc's. If they're not in Debian officially, there is a reason. Try them at your own risk.


[http://bugs.debian.org/426837 426837]

[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/giplet/giplet_0.1.2-1.dsc dsc]


[http://bugs.debian.org/344813 344813]

[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/paco/paco_2.0.4-1.dsc dsc]


[http://bugs.debian.org/292907 292907] [http://bugs.debian.org/418329 418329]

[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/l/libtranslate/libtranslate_0.99-1.dsc dsc]


[http://bugs.debian.org/462936 462936]

[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/gnome-translate/gnome-translate_0.99-1.dsc dsc]


[http://bugs.debian.org/465768 465768]

[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/gfxboot/gfxboot_4.0.1-1.dsc dsc]


[http://bugs.debian.org/476959 476959]

[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/galaxium/galaxium_0.7.0.492-1.dsc dsc]

Intent To Adopt (ITA)

Nothing :)

Request For Package (RFP)

Nothing :)

[http://snipr.com/qa_page DDPO page]

[http://lintian.debian.org/reports/maintainer/d.paleino@gmail.com.html Lintian reports]

[http://buildd.debian.org/pkg.cgi?maint=d.paleino@gmail.com BuildD status]

[http://people.debian.org/~igloo/status.php?email=d.paleino@gmail.com Igloo]

[http://debtags.alioth.debian.org/todo.html?maint=d.paleino@gmail.com ?DebTags]

[http://dehs.alioth.debian.org/maintainer.php?maint=d.paleino@gmail.com Debian External Health Status]

[http://svnbuildstat.debian.net/packages/list/d.paleino@gmail.com SVN Build Statistics]

[https://nm.debian.org/nmstatus.php?email=d.paleino@gmail.com New Maintainer Status]

Future expectations

My main wish is to eventually become a Debian Developer. I've applied to [https://nm.debian.org/nmstatus.php?email=d.paleino@gmail.com NM], and [http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=tille Andreas Tille] advocated me. My current Application Manager (AM) is [http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=bartm Bart Martens].

Thanks to...

[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=tille Andreas Tille], who advocated my NM candidature.

[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=bartm Bart Martens], who is my current AM.

[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=plessy Charles Plessy], [http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=naoliv Nelson A. de Oliveira], and all the [http://debian-med.alioth.debian.org Debian-Med] guys for helping me in my first packaging adventures.

[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=dmn Damyan Ivanov], from the [http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org Pkg-Perl group], for the same reasons as the last sentence above.

[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=enrico Enrico Zini], who eventually signed my GPG key, letting me become DM (yay!) and continue my NM process ;)

Anyone on [http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors debian-mentors] who helped me becoming a better maintainer.

If you believe I should thank you, for any, any reason, just drop me a mail. You should know how to contact me, sholdn't you? ;-)