Welcome to the realm of the Masters of the Universe!
Masters of the Universe (MOTUs) are the brave souls who try to keep the [http://ubuntulinux.org/ubuntu/components universe section] of Ubuntu in shape. This involves:
merging changes from Debian inside Ubuntu packages. For more information, see ["MOTUMerging"].
filing and fixing bugs on Ubuntu packages, using [https://launchpad.net/malone malone]. For more information, see ["MOTUBugFixing"].
getting new or updated packages inside Ubuntu. For more information, see ["MOTUNewSoftware"].
Those tasks are done by two categories of Ubuntu enthusiasts :
MOTUs: Ubuntu members who are granted upload rights to the universe section of Ubuntu.
MOTU Hopefuls: People (like you?) just trying to help.
MOTUs and MOTU Hopefuls can be reached:
on IRC : #ubuntu-motu on irc.freenode.net
on their mailing list: [http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-motu info page] and [http://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-motu/ archives].
Useful Links For MOTUs, MOTU hopefuls and MOTU enthusiasts
- [:MOTUMerging]: learn how to merge changes from Debian inside Ubuntu
- [:MOTUBugFixing]: learn how to file and fix bugs in Ubuntu
- [:MOTUNewSoftware]: learn how to get new software in Ubuntu
- [:MOTUTeams]: MOTUs and MOTU hopefuls form teams working on a subset of packages. Is there a team that meet your interests?
[:UniverseCandidates] - A wishlist of programs that people would like to have included in Ubuntu. These need to get reviewed and packaged.
- [:MOTU/Report] - report on what we do
- [:MOTUMeetingMinutes] all wrap ups of our monthly-held MOTU Meetings on #motu-meeting
- [:MOTURecruitment]: How to go from MOTU Hopeful to MOTU
ContributingToDebian: Because MOTU work is about managing divergence between Debian and Ubuntu
- [:MOTU/ReviewingGuide]: How to review Ubuntu packages. A guide for MOTUs and packagers
Other pages that might or might not be interested
Also see ["MOTU/DocTodo"] about MOTU Wiki reorganization.
Some of the following pages are outdated.
- [:/News] - news that may be of your interest
[:MOTUReviewers] - We collect submissions of .debdiffs on this list: http://launchpad.net/people/motureviewers/+assignedbugs
- ["MOTU/Transitions"] ongoing transitions in universe
[:UniverseUnmetDeps] - Source packages that can not be built and installed because they have missing/wrong dependencies.(There are tons of packages needing love!)
[:UniversePackageWithoutDesktopFile] - Packages without .desktop files in /usr/share/applications (so they don't apear in menu nor claim mime types to handle)
- This page needs updated with breezy packages that are missing desktop files
[:UniverseDesktopFileAbsolutePath] - Fix .desktop files with absolute icon paths
filing RFPs for/inform utnubu-discuss of http://ajmitch.dhis.org/debuild/ubuntu/merge-tool/current/rfp and tick them off on [:UniverseNewPackages]
- [:MOTUTools]: Useful tools