Real name: Ettore Perazzoli
Date of Death : 10/12/2003
from CSDB source:
Made the 6510, VIC-II, VIC-I and CRTC emulations in VICE, part of the hardware-level 1541 emulation, speed optimizations, bug fixes, the event-driven cycle-exact engine, the Xt/Xaw/Xfwf-based GUI for X11, a general code reorganization, the new resource handling, most of the documentation. He also wrote the MS-DOS port and the initial MS-Windows port.
R.I.P. – Passed away on 10 dec 2003
Born in Milan, Italy, he studied Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano university. He wrote a port of x64, a Commodore 64 emulator for Unix, to DOS, thus turning it into a cross-platform emulator, which was renamed to VICE. He has been a maintainer of VICE for many years, and started the Microsoft Windows port, which is now the most popular version of VICE.
He then started contributing to GNOME, a Linux desktop environment. He helped in writing GtkHTML, Nautilus and Evolution. Close friend of Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza, he was invited by them to work for the company they founded, Ximian. He accepted and in 2001 moved to Boston, United States, where Ximian was headquartered.
At Ximian he led the effort to create Evolution and remained the project manager until he died.
He started writing an application for managing digital photo albums, in C#, for personal use. On November 8, 2003, he published it on GNOME Concurrent Versions System (CVS) server, with the name F-Spot.
On December 12, 2003, the GnomeDesktop.org website announced his death.
Rest in Peace..Ettore