Gotta stick it out at Penn for 4 more years—college tuition is expensive—but I may get in touch with them and see if I can get involved on a ‘light’ basis.
Would karttapullautin be of use to those guys? I'm speaking from a place of virtual complete ignorance of the modern GIS world, so my comment might be silly. But if it might be of use and they don't already use something comparable, maybe that's a set of knowledge you could offer to bring to the table.
Not likely operationally, o-maps, but it's certainly useful as a CV item for me, and a discussion point for us if we end up talking. I spent some time modifying KP to run in linearly-scaling parallel batch mode on Linux (Auto-scaling! In The Cloud! so many buzzwords!), which is likely the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that a small GIS company like Gaia GPS is looking for. Or I don't want to work there. :)
Now please get KP running on MacOS ;-)
Easy-Peasy if you have a Mac I can borrow for a couple of weeks, o-maps! It’s Linux under the hood.
Actually BSD but your point is well taken. My comment was tongue in cheek, and theoretically, as a professional software engineer of 30-ish years I should be able to do it myself. On the other hand I mainly did embedded telecom, and I haven't done it at all for 16 years, and I never did GIS nor any sort of GUI programming. So your couple of weeks would take me a couple of years of ramp-up time.
I'm pretty sure I do have a spare working (last I tried it) Mac in the attic. One of those late 1990s fruity-color teardrop-shaped Macs from the "Steve-Jobs-come-back-and-save-Apple" era. ;-)
BSD, indeed! Not that old 90s Mac, tho! I still have one of those, too ... a laptop of some sort. Probably appreciating in price now as an antique. :)
KP is executable-packed Perl, so it's just a matter of unpacking, and editing some line endings ... or it was ... Jagge might have even added in some 'smarts' there to make it more agnostic.
A little late to the party, but I've created PAR packed executables of KP for macOS and Linux if anybody needs them (also have the GitHub action workflows to create said standalone executables too).
Neat, linville! I’d love to take a look. My boss gave me a MacBook for Xmas. :)