Name: Ming Hua
Lauchpad Profile: https://launchpad.net/people/minghua
I am a Chinese coming from mainland China. I am a Ph.D. student with materials science major, studying in Rice University, Houston, USA.
I have been an Ubuntu user since warty preview. During the hoary and breezy development period I was mainly a testing user, reported bugs , helped a little on simplified Chinese translation and GCC transition [1,2].
During the dapper development I got involved with MOTU, helped on some merges/syncs of universe packages (mainly science related) [3-8]. My main work is taking care of the SCIM input method related packages in dapper, including testing and reporting bugs back into Debian [22-24], handling the merge/sync later in Ubuntu [9-14], fixing or helping to fix bugs [15-17], as well as writing up a wiki page for introduction of SCIM . I also worked on a Chinese font package .
I am the Debian maintainer of a couple of SCIM related packages, and recently becoming co-maintainer of even more because of my involvement in Ubuntu . I am the back-up coordinator of debian-installer's simplified Chinese (zh_CN) translation team , and am generally involved in the i18n/l10n of Chinese in Debian .
Work After Membership
I got Ubuntu memebership in January 2006, and since then I've been mostly doing bug triaging work. I've also made a few patches and uploads for packages I use and am familiar with [27,28]. I also continued to work on SCIM related packages for some feature requests from CJK users .
SCIM related: (Fixed) 9. sync scim from Debian, 10. scim-uim crasher, 11. scim-canna rebuild, 12. scim-pinyin rebuild, 13. scim-chewing rebuild, and 14. scim-uim rebuild; (Reported/Commented/Helped) 15. crash in acroread 16. IM modules missing in Qt 17. Qt programs crash in GNOME 29. im-switch support for scim-hangul
Ubuntu wiki pages
Packages maintained and comaintained: 21. my Debian QA page
SCIM related bugs: (I reported these bugs and/or provided these patches partly for getting the new packages enter Ubuntu in time) 22. scim-m17n ABI transition, 23. scim-hangul ABI transition, 24. scim-chewing FTBFS
My interests for future Ubuntu work are in two big categories: Chinese i18n/l10n (most importantly input method part) and science related packages (mainly computational physics/chemistry and LaTeX).
Being the Debian maintainer of scim and other SCIM related packages, I would like to keep them in good shape for Ubuntu. I also plan to look after other SCIM related packages I don't maintain and communicate/collaborate with the Debian maintainers. I would also like to try improving the SCIM packages in Ubuntu and making installing/using input method in Ubuntu easier and more user-friendly, although I most likely would need others' help for that goal.
I don't plan to do much translation work myself, but since I am involved in the Chinese l10n work in Debian, I believe I would help communication of the Debian Chinese community and Ubuntu Chinese community. I also feel the different Chinese community (China mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong) should talk and work with each other a little more, and I hope I can do something to improve that.
Science related packages usually have a small user base, and even smaller developer/maintainer base. So I feel it's quite important to get connected with the Debian science community. JordanMantha created MOTUScience team to achieve exactly that, and I also think this is a wonderful opportunity to show that Ubuntu and Debian can collaborate well. I would like to work in this team and help improving the quality of science-related packages in Ubuntu.