This man needs no introduction, but I’m going to write him one anyway since I need to fill some space.
Lucas De Marchi. Introduction. Here we go. Right after this. First I’ll talk about his somewhat heroism award which he won for the second time. Then I’ll mention that this is his third win of the most prestigious award. After that I’ll tell people what he did to earn this one and why he should consider getting a trophy rack for his wall. Lastly I’ll speculate on his future plans. Annny second now. It’s going to happen.
Lucas De Marchi, the first person to ever win THREE EHotW awards. Coming off the laurels of his previous win only three months ago in September, he’s been hard at work, but not this week in particular since he’s on vacation. He’s back on the award reels though, and he would have gotten this award sooner except that I was busy being sick and busy. That’s right, busy being busy. So now he’s getting an award when he’s not even doing anything.
With international EFL superhero Bruno Dilly nowhere to be found after his most recent sighting climbing the north face of K2 wearing a Hawaiian t-shirt and shorts with only an N9 running E17, Mr. De Marchi has gone it alone on this one. His accomplishment? Rewriting the entire E17 build tree to build the entire thing in only a fraction of the time. Now this is something that many users will probably never see, using packaged versions and such, but for developers like me, this will literally save me hours of time.
It was no easy task, but Mr. De Marchi struggled endlessly towards his goal. There were build failures aplenty, complaints aplentier, and corner cases aplentiest. At one point, all his work was completely reverted due to a user error. Regardless, Mr. De Marchi could not be stopped on his mission to improve build times for users and developers everywhere, and so it is that we have this glorious new build system which takes only a fraction of the time.
Given his long history of and continued involvement with Enlightenment, not to mention his numerous EHotW awards and currently inflating ego, I can’t begin to imagine where Mr. De Marchi may end up next; all I can do is count the days until he wins his next EHotW award, since he’s proven that he has what it takes to repeat his incredible improvements time and again.
As part of a new rule for EHotW that I just thought up, I’ll be awarding Mr. De Marchi the customary bonus award for three EHotW awards: