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I, أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy), apply for universe-contributor.


أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy)

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أحمد المحمودي

Who I am

I am a digital design engineer.

My Ubuntu story

My involvement

I've been using Linux since 1999, started with Redhat 5.1. Then I tried Debian (I think it was 2.0) 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). Finally I settled on Ubuntu since 2006. I really like the fact that it's based on Debian with its very 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

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.

Recently I joined the Debian Science team, where I helped with the first release of ng-spice-rework, and host the packaging work for tkgate & herb (not released yet) packages.

Things I could do better

Plans for the future


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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