I, Andreas Moog, apply for MOTU.


Andreas Moog

Launchpad Page

Wiki Page

Who I am

Hi, I'm 30 years old, coming from a small town in the middle of Germany, Sontra. I've been a regular Linux-User since 1998, starting with SuSE, RedHat, Debian (which I still use for Servers) and Ubuntu on my home-computer.

My Ubuntu story

I started contributing last year towards the end of the Intrepid development-cycle. I helped out in triaging bugs and ended up being a member of bug-control. By then, I also had my first experience with packaging and getting patches in ubuntu.

Areas of work

I work mostly on syncs and merges from debian and new upstream versions of GNOME. But I also backport fixes from other upstream-sources to ubuntu-packages and send the changes to debian.

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

- This was an issue where the upstream has shipped a wrong Makefile thus resulting in an installation error. I looked at how it was fixed and backported the change to ubuntu.

- This was a packaging problem. I investigated it and added the directive to install the missing files.

- Another packaging issue, a file wasn't installed. I also submitted that patch to debian, where it got accepted, too.

- I splitted this package to provide a -dev package for development. Regrettably it was to late to be accepted for Jaunty, but i submitted it to debian and hope it gets accepted there.

I have worked on some merges/syncs, a complete list can be found via my Launchpad page

Things I could do better

- Here, a plugin had to be moved between packages. I made a mistake in the packaging though, resulting in an error upon upgrading. Thankfully, it was repaired just a few hours later.

I generally need to give more attention to detail, such as explaining why a specific change was made, adding tags to patches I introduce and adding the appropriate LP: #XXX tag in the changelog.

Plans for the future


There is no specific set of packages that I'm interested on working on, I think I'd just go through the list of bugs fixed upstream and see if we can use it in Ubuntu. I also want to focus on SRU's/backports to provide a better user experience in the stable Ubuntu-versions.

What I like least in Ubuntu

There are many bugs not fixed even in LTS versions which have an impact on some Users. I think we should dedicate some more time to backport fixes to "older" versions of Ubuntu.


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Daniel Holbach (dholbach)

General feedback

I think I sponsored around 10-15 uploads of Andreas and I was always happy with the quality. He's doing a great job and I support his application.

Specific Experiences of working together

Areas of Improvement

Could do some sponsoring once he's MOTU. Smile :-)

Martin Pitt

General feedback

Andreas has been active in #ubuntu-desktop for many months now, and has contributed to packaging new GNOME releases as well as doing an large amount of bug triaging and bug fixing. He forwarded patches to Debian/upstream properly. I sponsored some 10 packages from him, all of which were good to upload without changes. I have not yet worked very closely with him beyond that, though, so my judgement is a bit limited.

Specific Experiences of working together

eog: 387880 gnome-doc-utils: 382964 abiword: 376268 alacarte: 366723 gnome-themes: 361007 seahorse-plugins: 360711

Areas of Improvement

Unknown to me, see above.

Sebastien Bacher

General feedback

Andreas is contributing to the desktop team work by doing packages update and bugs triage for several month now, he is doing a great job on those. His updates are most of the time good to be uploaded directly now, he's active on IRC asking questions when required and work with upstream to get bug solved too.

Specific Experiences of working together

gnome-utils: 387394 xchat-gnome: 387256 gconf-editor: 387245 gnome-media: 371952 seahorse: 371871 gnome-utils: 372168

Areas of Improvement

Nothing special there

Michael Bienia (geser)

General feedback

I've only sponsored a few uploads for Andreas while working on the u-u-s queue. The merge I sponsored was of good quality and the syncs I acked well researched.

Specific Experiences of working together

Areas of Improvement

Nothing to name at the moment.


=== General feedback ===
## Please fill us in on your shared experience. (How many packages did you sponsor? How would you judge the quality? How would you describe the improvements? Do you trust the applicant?)

=== Specific Experiences of working together ===
''Please add good examples of your work together, but also cases that could have handled better.''
=== Areas of Improvement ===


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