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Open source contributions

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Kristof Kovacs
Software Architect & Devops Consultant

Hello, Iā€™m Kristof, a human being like you, and an easy to work with, friendly guy.

I've been a programmer, a consultant, CIO in startups, head of software development in government, and built two software companies.

Some days Iā€™m coding Golang in the guts of a system and other days I'm wearing a suit to help clients with their devops practices.

Giving back to the community #

We get so much out of open source that it always feel good to give back to the community.

Like most responsible programmers, I occasionally dive into codebases of open-source software that I use to fix what ails me, and I submit my modifications as a "patch" to the projects' owners for integration. It's a habit that goes back to 1999, in my case.

Here's a list of things I've touched or created:

Gitea (GitHub clone in Go) #

Added project management screens, allowing Gitea to be used as a time tracker for developer teams.

Security issue and workaround for Jumpcut #

Reported a security issue and provided a workaround for this great OS X clipboard history tool.

FastClick (modular router with Netmap and DPDK support) #

Donated the SetTCPChecksumIP6 element to add the ability to calculate the TCP checksum for IPv6 packets (which in theory should be the same as for IPv4, but in reality it is not).

Click modular router toolkit #

Bugfix in FromDPDKDevice to correctly set the MAC header in the FromDPDKDevice element.

ParrotSec (Linux distro) #

Introduced Wireguard VPN into this security-focused Linux distro.

KKRC dotfile management tool #

This script provides better way to install and maintain vimrc, screenrc and zshrc files on unices.

Commodore 64 themed web placeholder #

You can have one too! :)

Timelord #

It's a python time stracking tool for freelancers. Works with plain-text files for simplicity and versatility.

XCACHE emulation with Memcached #

A small script acting as a drop-in replacement.

GIT-OSX-installer (source control system) #

Patch to fix a missing Term/ReadKey.pm PERL module issue.

Zend Framework (PHP framework) #

Better lighttpd rewrite rule in documentation.

vTiger (CRM system) #

Various bugfixes.
Better I18N code (sprintf-based).
WebService client library update functionality.

Meatball Wiki (wiki engine) #

Bugfix regarding page caching

Vim (programmer's editor) #

Patch to temporarily toggle the case sensitivity in search.
MySQL plugin for "netrw", to directly edit database content (not released).

Battle for Wesnoth (game) #

Multiplayer end-turn notification.

Feng Office (project management system) #

Minor fix to the RSS feed generator.

ELKS (embedded Linux kernel) #

Usage of a HGC/MDA monitor.

OpenBSD (super-secure Unix variant) #

Bug report re: NE1000 network cards.

Slash'em (game, a Nethack variant) #

Bugfixes (regarding path-finding movement)