View Poll Results: Which option do you fit best?

Voters
30. You may not vote on this poll
  • I am now / used to be an archiver developer

    8 26.67%
  • I have been messing around with the algorythms a bit, though I don't know everything

    11 36.67%
  • I'm an active tester, but not a developer

    3 10.00%
  • I'm just curious, though I haven't been making or helping to make any archiving stuff

    8 26.67%
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Who are you?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Posts
    215
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Who are you?

    I have decided to make a poll to see how many people here are actually involved into the development process

    As for me - I would certainly like to vote for 3rd option, but as long as I do it mostly for myself, I think I should choose the last one
    Last edited by nanoflooder; 8th April 2009 at 12:09.

  2. #2
    Expert
    Matt Mahoney's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, Florida, USA
    Posts
    3,255
    Thanks
    306
    Thanked 779 Times in 486 Posts
    Well, I checked archive developer (paq, lpaq, zpaq, bbb, sr2, flzp, fpaq0/a/b/c) but also test (large text, generic) like a lot of developers do.
    http://cs.fit.edu/~mmahoney/compression/

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    France
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Hello,

    Actually, I'd best fit an option between the first and the second : I'm a developer, but I'm very far from knowing everything... which is enforced by the fact there are some real gurus there

  4. #4
    The Founder encode's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Moscow, Russia
    Posts
    3,982
    Thanks
    377
    Thanked 351 Times in 139 Posts
    I'd like to check ALL of the check boxes. Because:
    1. Time to time I develop some compression related stuff
    2. Messing around with the algorithms
    3. Active tester of all the stuff
    4. Finally, I'm just curious
    Anyway, this time I have chosen the first thing
    (banana dancing at banana islands)

  5. #5
    Tester
    Black_Fox's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    [CZE] Czechia
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
    I have my own RLE somewhere and there are some even more effective ideas, therefore number 2... though it's almost like "I don't know anything" for me
    I am... Black_Fox... my discontinued benchmark
    "No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time? I keep bumping into that silly quotation attributed to me that says 640K of memory is enough. There's never a citation; the quotation just floats like a rumor, repeated again and again." -- Bill Gates

  6. #6
    Member biject.bwts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    449
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 14 Times in 10 Posts
    I picked two but I don't know why? I hate polls.

  7. #7
    Member Skymmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Russia
    Posts
    681
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 168 Times in 84 Posts
    Although I voted for second option, I think that I'm floating somewhere between 2nd and 3d option. I don't know too much about algorythm's internals. More exactly speaking I basicly know what they are stand for and which is better in most cases for some situation but ask me a realy tech-question and probably I will say "Whoops!". From other side I'm not a hardcore tester. Yeah, sometimes I can spend all night staring at progress indicator and filling the tables and I hope some of my tests here and on other forums brought some use but being a modest person I can't call myself tester. I preffer to think that I'm just a quite experienced user who felt in love in compression some day...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •