I, Ara Pulido, apply for MOTU.


Ara Pulido

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Who I am

I'm Ara Pulido and work for Canonical as a QA Engineer on the Ubuntu Platform team. My main focus is Desktop Testing Automation, meaning, I write test scripts that attack directly the UI. I have been using Linux since 1994 (at University). I was a founder of the Granada LUG, Gcubo (

My Ubuntu story

I started using Ubuntu in 2006??, I can't remember exactly. I was with RedHat/Fedora before that, but I never really liked RPM packaging system. I just loved Ubuntu simplicity with DEB/APT packaging system.

My involvement

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

  • For totem, I worked in the complete cycle of bug 336574. I filed the bug, incorporated the needed information, diagnosed the problem, fixed the problem and subscribed the main sponsors team for review. The fix got uploaded.

  • I maintain LDTP package in Ubuntu, fixing bugs in the packaging and coordinating efforts with upstream. Some of my patches have been accepted in the Debian package and for that, the maintainer of the Debian package added me as co-maintainer.
  • I wrote the apport hook for notify-osd package

  • I packaged ubuntu-qa-tools, went through the REVU process, and got uploaded in Jaunty. I maintain the package and the new version was uploaded to Karmic as well.
  • I packaged mago, the desktop testing framework we are using in Ubuntu QA, went through the REVU process, and got uploaded in Karmic.
  • I packaged LDTP2, a rewrite of ldtp in Python. It was accepted in Lucid and Debian pulled the same package to their unstable repository.

  • Accerciser 1.12.1 upload to Natty
  • Checkbox 0.11 (Natty) - Merged (and fixed) the branch that migrated Checkbox to gtkbuilder. Cleaned Checkbox from lintian errors and warnings.

Areas of work

Let us know what you worked on, with which development teams / developers you cooperated and how it worked out.

Things I could do better

Plans for the future


What I like least in Ubuntu

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