No hacker is an island

Dan Leslie, with the help of his three-months old daughter Freija, proved there’s a smidgen of sense in this madness by adding support for Chicken to version 0.7 of Geiser, several years after it was born. And Peter Feigl reinforced that feeling soon afterwards with his work on supporting GNU/MIT Scheme, Chib and Chez in one fell swoop.

Andy Wingo, Geiser’s first user, has been a continuous source of encouragement and suggestions, and keeps improving Guile and heeding my feature requests.

The nice thing about collaborating with Andreas Rottmann over all these years is that he will not only make your project better with insightful comments and prodding: he’ll send you patches galore too.

Ludovic Courtès, #geiser’s citizen no. 1, joined the fun after a while, and has since then been a continuous source of encouragement, ideas and bug reports.

Michael Wilber convinced me that image support for Racket was not only fun, but easy, with the best argument: actual code!

Daniel Hackney and Grant Rettke created the first ELPA packages for Geiser and taught me to fish.

Diogo F. S. Ramos is Geiser’s most indefatigable user and bug reporter, and the mailing list has been a far less lonely place since he came.

Aleix Conchillo has been my favourite spammer, beta tester and patch sender during more years and for more projects than i can remember.

Philip K. prepared the NonGNU ELPA packages for Geiser, making them available by default starting in Emacs 28, very generously volunteering all the work (i just had to update the docs!).

Jonas Bernoulli, as it’s his indefatigable wont, has improved Geiser’s compliance to current Emacs packaging standards, making it a respectful member of the ELPA community.

Eduardo Cavazos’ contagious enthusiasm has helped in many ways to keep Geiser alive, and he’s become its best evangelist in R6RS circles.

Alex Kost has contributed with many bug reports and improved Geiser with several patches.

Eli Barzilay took the time to play with an early alpha and made many valuable suggestions, besides answering all my ’how do you in PLT’ questions.

Matthew Flatt, Robby Findler and the rest of the PLT team did not only answer my inquiries, but provided almost instant fixes to the few issues i found.

Thanks also to the PLT and Guile communities, for showing me that Geiser was not only possible, but a pleasure to hack on. And to the Slime hackers, who led the way.

Joining the fun