I, أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy), apply for universe-contributor.
أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy)
Who I am
I am a digital design engineer.
My Ubuntu story
I've been using Linux since 1999, started with Redhat 5.1. Then I tried Debian (I think it was 2.1) in 2000, I was really fascinated with Debian, but then it was too hard for me to use (I recall the setup took me hours). Then I moved on to Mandriva (it was called Mandrake before). My first experience with Ubuntu was in 2006 using Breezy. I really like the fact that it's based on Debian with its very rich repository, and yet it is easy to use. I was fascinated that my wifi just worked ! This encouraged me to participate in Ubuntu (& Debian) to make them even better !
Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of
Syncing swt-gtk from Debian.
Added DKMS support to sl-modem.
Areas of work
I generally focus my contributions on package maintenance, as well as the introduction of new packages. I attempt to fix bugs that affect me, as well as bugs of the packages I maintain. A list of packages I have introduced and/or am maintaining in Debian and Ubuntu can be found in Launchpad and Debian QA.
I also work on Sabily which is a derivative distribution from Ubuntu.
Things I could do better
Plans for the future
- Short term:
- Long term:
- Better support for Hijri calendar system (see below)
Better support for Uthmani script (script used in writing Qur'an), actually I've added a blueprint about this.
- Better arabic support for the console.
What I like least in Ubuntu
Non solar-based calendar support. There is no support for lunar-based calendars (Hijri) for example. I think that this has to be done down in glibc. I have started a blueprint regarding this matter.
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