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I, <Lars Tangvald>, apply for upload rights for packages MySQL-5.7.

I am applying because I drive a significant amount of the work on the MySQL packaging, and having upload rights would reduce delays and sponsor workloads.

Who I am

* Software engineer from Trondheim, Norway * Used Ubuntu since ~2005 * Worked as release engineer for Oracle MySQL since 2015

Worked as a software developer since 2006, generally either backend or fullstack for different companies, until I started in release engineering in MySQL, where I'm responsible for the Debian/Ubuntu packaging as well as other release avenues such as Docker.

My Ubuntu story

Ubuntu was the first Linux distro I installed on my own computer, and I've stuck to it, or variants like Mint, for work systems since then. Mostly as a user until I started at Oracle. I did some limited deb packaging work in a previous job, but taking over the Debian/Ubuntu packaging for MySQL was my first real experience with packaging of any real complexity.

My involvement

I work on MySQL packaging primarily, but this branches off into MySQL's many reverse dependencies. As an example, the transition from MySQL 5.5 to 5.7 required small changes to a lot of packages. I've had various uploads sponsored for MySQL and related packages, as well as supplied patches to others (

Examples of my work

* Transition to MySQL 5.7 in Xenial, involving work on both MySQL and reverse dependencies. * Various fixes to

Areas of work

* Packaging and testing of regular security updates for Debian 7, 8, unstable * Development and maintenance of MySQL packaging (generally applied to Debian unstable first, then merged to Ubuntu) * Handling MySQL related issues in reverse dependencies (i.e. issues caused by changes in MySQL)

Things I could do better

Plans for the future

* MySQL 8.0 packaging (debian experimental -> unstable -> Ubuntu). WIP in * Regular SRU updates for MySQL


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


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=== 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 ===
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=== Areas of Improvement ===