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Re: Introduction


Welcome, Ben! 

Dan Cavanagh
Composer, pianist, educator

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Subject: [Brewtarget-devs] Introduction 
From: Ben Werbowyj <ben.werbowyj@xxxxxxxxx> 
To: brewtarget-devs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Hello Brewtarget developers,

I thought I'd send around a brief email introducing myself. Hopefully this is an appropriate use of the mailing list.

A little background about myself - I am a long time brewer (15+ years) and a "part time" programmer/engineer. I like to tinker and get to the nuts and bolts of a process to understand it (probably the engineer in me). I have used a few different brewing software tools in my time as a brewer, and I feel that Brewtarget is up there with some of the top competitors. Most attractive to me is that it is open source.

I've been emailing Philip over the last week or so to get some guidance in setting up my development environment on a Windows 7 PC. At present I have set up with MinGW (V4.4) and Qt4.8.4. I can build the project (somewhat successfully) and test out some minor changes to the code. If anyone else has a MinGW setup with Windows 7 I would like to talk to you about some odd problems I have.

I have a couple of ideas of features that I believe would be a good addition to the software which I can expand on in later posts, and I'm happy to put a bit of time into some low priority bugs to get them cleaned up.

My knowledge of Qt is limited, but I've been working through the reference documentation and it's very good so hopefully I can pick up what I need to as I investigate the code.

Look forward to working with you on the project,

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