New Developer


  • Senior Developer

    Hello all,

    I’m sure you’re all seeing the developer title under my name now, and I’m more than happy to develop for this.

    For this reason, I think this post is appropriate and especially here than anywhere else.

    I’m new to developing and I enjoy doing the work as I use FOG nearly everyday. I wanted all to know that, as I am new, I’m still learning how Blackout was building the system. I’m trying to maintain his code and add features I think are useful.

    So I will be, slowly as it may be, adding features but I will not necessarily get to everybody’s stuff. If you have a feature request, please ask, but realize I’m brand new to the development of this project and need to learn the logic behind the new system so I may not be as quick as Blackout was. I’m doing the best I can and useful, and easy to implement, features I will attempt to add. Right now this is especially pertinent to the GUI as that’s the item, from what I can tell, mostly needing the work.

    I hope I can please you for the most part, but am more focused on getting this completed as it has been quite a long time since a release happened.

    I’m also working a full time position within a school district, which as many places (countries included) just started back up from the summer, so I’m working on this and busy at work. If I don’t make progress quickly enough, chances are I’m just busy at work. I try to help out on the forums as well, but I am human. I don’t know everything and will never claim to. I will give my help when possible. I make mistakes, and I have just a regular home with regular bills, etc…

    This is all done completely in my free time (some of which my wife is starting to dislike, but excited for me as I enjoy this so much).

    I’ve read through a few of the feature requests, and some of them I will try to add, some of them I won’t. I will try to post a Feature Add/Modded document, once complete, but again, my time is focused on coding/developing the system as a whole, so if I don’t get to full changelog documentation, I’m sorry. Maybe we can have the testers assist with that.

    Thank you for the time on the soap box, and happy FOGing.



  • Tom is a wonderful contributor to the project (with Junkhacker from what i saw), a great support technician and very professional worker.
    I have nearly the same daily work as him (i’m work in 3 college with around 500 computers in total, maybe more) and i couldn’t spend the tenth of his time on FOG (testing, debugging, improving, solving, etc.).

    Everybody should understand that FOG is free and so, people working on the project doesn’t earn money for the time spend on it.
    They only earn, other than the last added “Donate” advances task, is thankfulness from us (computer user, technician, administrator and company owner) and a bit of our time for testing, and bring them back the few bugs we could see.

    Again, Tom, thank you. ;)


  • Senior Developer

    I don’t know exactly what happened, but perhaps his work has kept him fairly busy, too busy to work on fog?

    Blackout was developing, but then he had to step away. I took over, as best I could, where he left off.



  • [quote=“Tom Elliott, post: 15923, member: 7271”]Hello all,

    I’m sure you’re all seeing the developer title under my name now, and I’m more than happy to develop for this.

    For this reason, I think this post is appropriate and especially here than anywhere else.

    I’m new to developing and I enjoy doing the work as I use FOG nearly everyday. I wanted all to know that, as I am new, I’m still learning how Blackout was building the system. I’m trying to maintain his code and add features I think are useful.

    So I will be, slowly as it may be, adding features but I will not necessarily get to everybody’s stuff. If you have a feature request, please ask, but realize I’m brand new to the development of this project and need to learn the logic behind the new system so I may not be as quick as Blackout was. I’m doing the best I can and useful, and easy to implement, features I will attempt to add. Right now this is especially pertinent to the GUI as that’s the item, from what I can tell, mostly needing the work.

    I hope I can please you for the most part, but am more focused on getting this completed as it has been quite a long time since a release happened.

    I’m also working a full time position within a school district, which as many places (countries included) just started back up from the summer, so I’m working on this and busy at work. If I don’t make progress quickly enough, chances are I’m just busy at work. I try to help out on the forums as well, but I am human. I don’t know everything and will never claim to. I will give my help when possible. I make mistakes, and I have just a regular home with regular bills, etc…

    This is all done completely in my free time (some of which my wife is starting to dislike, but excited for me as I enjoy this so much).

    I’ve read through a few of the feature requests, and some of them I will try to add, some of them I won’t. I will try to post a Feature Add/Modded document, once complete, but again, my time is focused on coding/developing the system as a whole, so if I don’t get to full changelog documentation, I’m sorry. Maybe we can have the testers assist with that.

    Thank you for the time on the soap box, and happy FOGing.[/quote]

    I noticed you “Blackout was” building the system. What happen to him?


  • Senior Developer

    [quote=“variable205, post: 19704, member: 359”]Hey Tom! Thanks for taking the passed torch of FOG! I love this system, and I’m glad its still being updated :)[/quote]

    Thank you and Please don’t be afraid to test.



  • Hey Tom! Thanks for taking the passed torch of FOG! I love this system, and I’m glad its still being updated :)



  • Ditto. There are many of us who love and use this software and need to take the time to express our gratitude for all that the developers put into Fog. Having Fog experience on my resume helped me snag a job offer recently. So, it’s popularity is spreading and employers are seeing it as experience worth having.



  • Hi Tom,

    Thanks for contributing your time to this project, it is very much appreciated. We need more people like you with development skills to step forward and contribute. I hope it does not interfere too much with your home life.

    We are a large university and we use it to deploy images to around 4000 computers. It’s being used by many other large organisations too. On a visit to CISCO UK headquarters last year, I noticed an engineer using FOG to deploy images to computers in their training rooms.

    Raff


Log in to reply
 

363
Online

38988
Users

10712
Topics

101691
Posts

Looks like your connection to FOG Project was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.