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Some packages have so many patches that the maintainers have to [http://anonscm.debian.org/loggerhead/pkg-cups/cups/debian-trunk/files/head:/debian/patches/|create subdirectories] for them. Some packages have so many patches that the maintainers have to [[http://anonscm.debian.org/loggerhead/pkg-cups/cups/debian-trunk/files/head:/debian/patches/|create subdirectories]] for them.

I, Dmitry Shachnev, apply for upload rights for these packages:

  • retext

  • unity-mail


Dmitry Shachnev

Launchpad Page


Wiki Page


Who I am

I'm author of ReText editor, and some smaller projects and libraries. In real life, I'm student at Mathematics department of Moscow State University.

My Ubuntu story

I've been using Ubuntu since version 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon), and I started contributing last summer (retext changelog dates back to Mon, 13 Jun 2011).

My involvement

I'm mostly involved with maintaining my apps and their dependency stack. I've also been contributing to Python-related packages and modules.

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

I'm the primary maintainer of these packages (I do most of the maintenance work in Debian):

  • retext

  • python-markdown

  • python-gdata

  • unity-mail

  • mathjax

Incomplete list of (other) source packages I've contributed to: gnome-icon-theme, googlecl, lightdm, light-themes, nautilus, python{,3}-defaults, python-docutils, python-gnupg, python-roman, sphinx, ubuntu-packaging-guide.

Areas of work

I am:

Some statistics (more links can be found at DmitryShachnev page):

I'm also Debian Maintainer and member of DPMT, PAPT and JavaScript teams.

Things I could do better

I mostly write in Python and C++, so I need to improve my skills in other languages (C and Perl in the first place). My English can also be a bit improved Smile :)

Plans for the future

Long-term plan: I am planning to become a MOTU member eventually. I've started with these two packages because these two are only ones that I maintain in Ubuntu (not in Debian).

Short-term plan: For raring, I plan to get at least two new packages into Ubuntu: pymarkups and python-secretstorage. I also want to update ReText to 4.0 and maybe package some extensions for it.

What I like least in Ubuntu

I don't much like the way we work with patches. There are branches where patches are applied, unapplied, half-applied :), there are native packages with Ubuntu changes, there still are packages not using quilt.

Some packages have so many patches that the maintainers have to create subdirectories for them.

Speaking about my packages, one I like least is python-gdata because it has lots of dead and unmaintained code, and upstream is quite unfriendly (and doesn't accept patches) :(.


If you'd like to comment, but are not the applicant or a sponsor, do it here. Don't forget to sign with @SIG@.


As a sponsor, just copy the template below, fill it out and add it to this section.

Daniel Holbach (dholbach)

General feedback

Dmitry has done a great job taking care of the two packages and he should totally have upload rights for them.

Specific Experiences of working together


=== 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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