February 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Here is Luc’s status report after three weeks with three employees working on Lino.

Tonis is learning quickly. Of course understanding Lino is a lot of work, but already he brings his own ideas into Lino. For the moment he is working on the comments module. Also he has more experience than I with Git branches, so it is he who gives me hands-on training. We are working on the CI workflow and try to improve the testing. Let’s hope that Lino will soon be stable enough so that getting started is a painless experience for more future Lino hosters and application developers.

Tanel is currently working for the Vilma project. The idea is to use our home village as a prototype user for a new variant of Lino Care. This work is more sociologic and administrative than technical: how should it work, how do people react to it and who is going to pay for it. Let’s hope that this project will become a beautiful success story about how Free Software makes this world better.

Luc’s work is getting more diverse. Besides programming he now must meet with Tonis and Tanel and tell them what he expects them to do. And before telling them he must find it out himself. With Hamza this was much less of a problem because he is a freelancer. With this increased workload Luc is definitively not getting enough sleep. Lino cannot yet help with measuring sleeping time, but Luc estimates that he is currently running with 4 hours of sleep per day. That’s clearly not enough. Let’s hope that this period doesn’t last longer than his body is able to bear up. Beyond all that he has more and more the feeling that it was the right decision to engage Tanel and Tonis.