I'm Alexandre Vassalotti, a computer science student from Quebec, Canada. I am a Ubuntu user since the 5.04 release, the Hoary Hedgehog. It was my first real introduction to a Linux system. Since then, I never stopped to enjoy learning to use it.
Here a list of some of my contributions.
UbuntuPackagingGuide: I worked with JordanMantha for creating this guide. Since I didn't really knew anything about packaging, when I started it, my contributions were mainly geared toward describing the tools packagers uses. I also wrote most of the section called Packaging with Debhelper.
I did several splashes images for Ubuntu for Breezy Badger, that I posted in this thread. I also distributed the source file for the image
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/sbcl/+bug/34257 : My first bug report.
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=340422 : This was my first upstream bug I reported. I particularly like this one, because it's one of those bug that can be only triggered after an exact sequence of steps. It's like a secret code for crashing the application.
https://launchpad.net/products/upstart/+bug/58518 : An upstream bug in upstart.
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/libming/+bug/64535 : An UVF exception
This is just my favorite bug reports. For the complete list, look in launchpad.
I try my best to answer support requests on Launchpad. The list can be found here: https://launchpad.net/people/avassalotti/+tickets I also started a new team which is goal is to provide free support to Ubuntu users.
I also done a significant amount of support in the IRC channels.
I started UbuntuTrivia, which is a themed quiz about anything that can be interesting.
When I got the time, I try my best to help on UbuntuWeeklyNews.
- Debug and improve applications provided by Ubuntu. (ie. gnome-app-install, update-manager, upstart)
- Help to coordinate the efforts between the developers.
- Improve the existing documentation.
- Maintain the packages in Universe and possibly in Main too.