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My name is Roman Hodek. I'm a programmer in the Linux and free
software scene. After long years at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
I now finally have a Ph.D. degree in computer science.
After my time at the campus, I worked for Caldera's German office
in Erlangen on OpenLinux, where I cared about some packages like gcc,
binutils, kernel, the self-hosting process and also worked on the ia64
After Caldera had closed down their Erlangen office, I changed to a
rather big company this time: Siemens. I work for the DI MC department
on real-time Linux for motion control systems, and generally on many
Linux-related things there.
- Linux/m68k: Some years
ago (from 1994 to 1997), I was heavily involved in porting
Linux to m68k machines, the first
port of Linux to a non-i386 architecture. With some others
I started the Atari port of Linux and also was m68k kernel
maintainer for some time. Meanwhile I'm not much active anymore
in the kernel area, except for small fixes here and there.
- Later I moved on to user land with Debian/m68k. I
helped in porting Debian
packages to m68k, again the first non-i386 architecture.
- Debian Build
Daemon: For Debian/m68k, I've also written the build
daemon. It's a system to more or less automatically keep a
Debian architecture up-to-date by rebuilding all new sources
for a port. The build daemon is used by almost all Debian ports
in the meantime.
- More a side product of my Debian activities was the Debian
queue daemon that accepts and validates packages in an upload
queue and forwards it. The queue daemon meanwhile also runs on
- I also maintain some more or less small Linux programs and FIDO2 related tools.
- My Ph.D. thesis was about synchronization of file trees with
graph grammers. A
(1467k) version are available for download.
Other links on this site
- I know you've already seen millions of personal picture galleries
with random snapshots and are fed up... But I also know
you'll nevertheless will click on the following links ;) to see
some photographs of my daughter
Mara, my son
Marcel, and also of
- I've written some misc thoughts about motorbike riding
- Debian package repository
- I've also a corner now for Viking's
Battle, the band I played in many years ago, with mp3 tracks.
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