Michael Meeks (software developer)
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Michael Meeks at the OpenOffice.org conference 2007 in Barcelona, Spain
|Occupation||Software developer for Collabora|
Michael Meeks is a British software developer. He is primarily known for his work on GNOME, OpenOffice.org and now LibreOffice. He has been a major contributor to the GNOME project for a long time working on its infrastructure and associated applications, particularly CORBA, Bonobo, Nautilus and GNOME accessibility. He was hired as a Ximian developer by Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza in mid-2000, continuing at Novell, SuSE and then Collabora.
Meeks is a free software hacker who has contributed a lot of time to decreasing program load time. He created the direct binding, hashvals, and dynsort implementations for GNU Binutils and glibc. Most of this work was focused at making OpenOffice.org and now its fork LibreOffice start faster, and was later subsumed into the "-hash-style=gnu" linking optimization. His work on iogrind also allows applications to be profiled and optimized to first-time (or 'cold') start far more rapidly.
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- Meeks, Michael (3 September 2013). "Collabora and LibreOffice". Stuff Michael Meeks is doing (blog). Retrieved 1 October 2013.
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