Former linux free software developer, current photographer, almost Mac OS X free software developer, would-be musician.
Writings of mine
Most of these are quite old. Some are still a bit relevant...
- A little plea for C++ written as a counterpoint to the "C++ sucks" trend which is too common among programmers (particularly those working on Open Source projects). (07/98)
- A short discussion on how hackers can become outdated. The hacker community very often displays an appalling amount of stubborn conservatism. (04/1999, updated 08/2000)
- Some considerations on the drawbacks of the fact that the Gnome project is "multilingual". The summary is that wanting not to be tied to one development language means paying a price, which in my opinion was originally very underestimated by the Gnome developers. This price is both in terms of API design (you can't just write C code and expect it to be called from any language) and installation overhead (all these language bindings mean more packages to develop, maintain and document, and for the user to download, install and maintain). (05/99)
- A discussion on the "you can do OO programming in any language" myth. (03/2001)
- An explanation of why I left the gtkmm team. (07/2000)
- More on gtkmm vs. Qt, as an answer to an interview of Murray Cumming, the current gtkmm maintainer. (05/2002)
- Some miscellaneous thoughts on development, inspired by the "Rosegarden rewrite saga". (05/2001)
- Notes on the Open Source Community. A somewhat disillusioned, inside look at the open source community. (05/2004)
- An article on Free Software I co-wrote with a very good friend, Claude Chastagner (12/2001).
- A short article (in french) about the question of file sharing and its impact on the music industry
- Indulging myself in a discussion about what it would take for Linux to conquer the Desktop market (used to be an article, which I eventually turned into the first entry of my blog)