Location: Austria, Europe, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe
IRC Nick: apachelogger
How long have you used Linux and what was your first distro?
In 2003 I started off with Red Hat Linux 9, didn’t last for long though. I soon switched over to SUSE (9 I think), where I fell in love with KDE.
How long have you been using Ubuntu?
Since Breezy Badger in dual boot with SUSE, since Dapper Drake only Ubuntu.
When did you get involved with the MOTU team and how?
I think it was when I published my first package at kde-apps.org (didn’t even think about including it into Ubuntu), due to this Raphaël Pinson asked me whether I actually want to contribute to Ubuntu and maintain the package there. I joined the Kubuntu tribe and started creating more packages.
What helped you learn packaging and how Ubuntu teams work?
The first package was done following a howto on ubuntuforums.org, later on the all mighty Ubuntu wiki and the Kubuntu crew (well, also a very well known web search engine :-P).
Favorite part of working with the MOTU?
Everything. Really, since every part is having the higher goal of making (K)Ubuntu more usable I really enjoy everything. Though I guess mostly it’s introducing hot new KDE/Qt software and helping new contributors to join Ubuntu development.
Any advice for people wanting to help out MOTU?
Poke me ;-) More general though: never hesitate to ask.
You have been working on a lot of different packages in the last cycles, what are you going to focus on in Hardy?
Updates, sponsoring and getting all the shiny new KDE 4 software into universe *muhahahaha*
How do you think Hardy will special for our users?
Well, Kubuntu Hardy is going to be the first release which ships with KDE 4.0 (I’m actually using it as kind of default since November, and can honestly say it totally rocks, even more than ponies ;-) At the same time we are also providing KDE 3.5.8, this makes Hardy most awesome because of two resulting advantages: those who want to checkout 4.0 can do so, hence report bugs, hence improve whatever KDE 4.0.x is going to be shipped in Hardy+1 and those who just want a stable, reliable system can use 3.5.
Nothing is impossible. Not if you can imagine it. – Professor Hubert Farnsworth
What do you do in your other spare time?
Managing marketing/promotion, releases and everything else within the Amarok project as well as giving support on Amarok, Kubunu and KDE, and if there is any time left -> sleep :-P