444 euro award for
the best contribution to the A-A-P project:
||Adriaan de Groot
222 euro award for the most useful patch for Aap or Agide:
111 euro award for the brightest idea for the A-A-P project:
Press release: Dutch
From July to September 2003 contributions to the A-A-P project have been
monitored. An award was promised to those who helped the development of
Aap and Agide.
In October 2003 the three winners were selected. This is why they
deserve a Zimbu award:
Adriaan de Groot has tracked down a large number of problems and
provided solutions. He changed the documentation from SGML to XML and wrote
an explanation about how to get the required tools for XML. Adriaan added
support for "libtool", helped implementing language modules and improved the
robustness of several commands.
Rui Lopes made
the FreeBSD port of Aap and supplied patches to
make installing Aap work a lot better. The quality of his patches was
remarkably high. By making
the FreeBSD port
he also increased the visibility of the A-A-P project.
Joerg Beyer has supplied several solutions for tricky problems in the
Aap implementation. The scope support was based on his ideas, he
made a first implementation for the automatic configuration support and
improved the setup for testing.
Strangely not much of his code ended up in Aap, but his suggestions
Joerg replied that he donates the money to the
ICCF foundation, the charity that
Bram Moolenaar promotes to help needy children in Uganda.
Besides the three winners all contributors at least deserve a big "thank you"
for the time they invested to make Aap more
powerful, faster, reliable and simpler to use.
They receive the appreciation from all Aap users!
Since Adriaan de Groot works not far from where Bram Moolenaar lives, at the
University of Nijmegen, the
Zimbu award could be handed to him personally. Here are a few pictures of the
award presentation (click on an image for a full-size version).
|Adriaan (left) receives the Zimbu Award from Bram.
||No occasion without tart!
||Adriaan with his award and Zimbu himself.
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