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I am a 23 year-old french guy, previously studying aeronautical engineering in Poitiers, France.  I am a 26 year-old French sysadmin, living close to Cannes, on the French Riviera.
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'''My first contact with Ubuntu was in January 2005 with Warty PPC'''. I was very interested in it, since it was the first Linux OS I could run on a Mac without a single effort, and that was pretty stable and powerful. Somehow I was a bit deceived by the x86 version though, and chose to use Debian Sid on my PC instead. After a time, I began to work on the [http://alioth.debian.org/projects/ichthux/ Ichthux] project, which is a CDD project aimed to christian users and communities. For the purpose, I had to learn to make Debian packages. '''My first contact with Ubuntu was in January 2005 with Warty PPC'''. I was very interested in it, since it was the first Linux OS I could run on a Mac without a single effort, and that was pretty stable and powerful. Somehow I was a bit deceived by the x86 version though, and chose to use Debian Sid on my PC instead. After a time, I began to work on the [[https://launchpad.net/products/ichthux|Ichthux]] project, which is a CDD project aimed to christian users and communities. For the purpose, I had to learn to make Debian packages.
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In the last two months, I have installed (K)(X)Ubuntu on about 10 computers (mostly my friends, family, neighbours) and had about the same amount of people install it themselves or switch to it from a previous Linux install.
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== Why I'm applying for Ubuntu membership == = My history in Ubuntu =
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As you can see on this page, I'm currently '''involved in packaging for Kubuntu'''. As of now, there is a '''lack of MOTUs''' specialized in KDE, especially to review KDE-related packages on REVU.

In December, I began reviewing other people's packages on REVU and sending comments by email, forwarded to MOTUs. '''I now have reviewing rights''', but I would like to become a MOTU so I can help better with this necessary task, especially being able to advocate and upload packages.

I recently began to '''merge packages''' aswell, and know I could be able to help better with this task if I became a MOTU.

To make it short, my main interest in membership is to '''become a MOTU, in order to improve the efficiency of my work in Ubuntu''' :D
 * 16/11/2005 : [[http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=935|first package on REVU]]
 * 04/12/2005 : given reviewing rights on REVU after reviewing package by email
 * 10/01/2006 : Ubuntu member
 * 16/01/2006 : MOTU
 * 01/2006 : REVU admin, svn commit rights on tiber
 * 23/02/2006 : Tiber admin
 * 12/03/2006 : Ubuntu core-dev
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== Packaging ==

I have made a few packages for Kubuntu, to be included in the universe repository as part of Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake :

|| || Name & URL || Description || Version || Distribution || Comments ||
|| || [http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=25398 Amarok Webfront] || a web frontend for Amarok || 1.8-0ubuntu1 || || I'm not so happy with it so far. Thinking of using debconf for it... ||
|| (./) || [http://edu.kde.org/kalcul/ Kalcul] || a mental calculation tutor (part of the KDE-Edu project) || 0.2-0ubuntu1 || Dapper || ||
|| (./) || [http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=32517 Kcontrol-autostart] || an Autostart Kcontrol module || 0.1-0ubuntu1 || Dapper || Version 0.2 is available. It is very different from 0.1 though. The package has to be remade entirely with scons and some other stuff ||
|| || [http://www.ae6gn.com/enigma/kenigma.php Kenigma] || an Enigma coding machine || 1.1-0ubuntu1 || || Upstream working on setup.py on my advice. ||
|| (./) || [http://lukeplant.me.uk/kio-sword/ Kio-sword] || a Bible tool kio-slave || 0.1-0ubuntu1 || Dapper || Upstream working on 0.2 and caring about having it in Debian. Syncing when it's done. ||
|| (./) || [http://sourceforge.net/projects/knmap Knmap] || a KDE gui for nmap || 2.0-0ubuntu1 || Dapper || ||
|| (./) || [http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=31663 Konq-encrypt-menu] || a set of encoding/decoding tools servicemenus for Konqueror using openssl || 0.3-0ubuntu1 || || Version 0.3 on REVU to replace 0.1. It seems both versions got lost on Katie's list... Will have to see about that... ||
|| || [http://bouveyron.free.fr/kim/ Konq-kim] || a set of image tools servicemenus for Konqueror || 0.8.1-0ubuntu1 || || Upstream working on my comments. Waiting for new version. ||
|| (./) || [http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=31400 Konq-toutf8] || a UTF-8 encoding tool servicemenu for Konqueror || 0.2.1-0ubuntu1 || Dapper || ||
|| (./) || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1163 Kubuntu-grub-splashimages] || a package gathering grub splashimages for Kubuntu. Just a bit of eye-candy :) || 1.0-0ubuntu1 || Dapper || ||
|| (./) || [http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=31103 K-Yamo] || a music collection organizer for KDE || 0.13rc3-0ubuntu1 || Dapper || Strong link with upstream. Upstream keeps me aware of new releases. ||
|| (./) || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1001 Libeduwidgetclock0] || a library used in Kalcul and Kverbos || 0.2-0ubuntu2 || Dapper || Have to see with Kverbos team some time about them using it. Update -0ubuntu2 is built again to get rid of libXft.la reference. ||


== Merging Debian packages ==

|| || Name & URL || Bug # || Version to merge || Status || Comments ||
|| (./) || [http://people.ubuntu.com/~scott/ongoing-merge/wesnoth/ Wesnoth] || [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/wesnoth/+bug/6477 6477] || 1.1-1ubuntu1 || Merged || ||
|| (./) || [http://people.ubuntu.com/~scott/ongoing-merge/enlightenment/ Enlightenment] || [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/enlightenment/+bug/6558 6558] || 1:0.16.7.2-3ubuntu1 || Merged || ||
|| {X} || [http://people.ubuntu.com/~scott/ongoing-merge/usbview/ Usbview] || [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/usbview/+bug/6661 6661] || 1.0-7 || Merged by Yann || ||
|| (./) || [http://people.ubuntu.com/~scott/ongoing-merge/freeciv/ Freeciv] || [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/freeciv/+bug/6663 6663] || 2.0.7-2 || Synced || ||
|| || [http://people.ubuntu.com/~scott/ongoing-merge/unrar-nonfree/ Unrar-nonfree] || [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/unrar-nonfree/+bug/6664 6664] || 3.5.4-0.1 || To be synced || ||
|| || [http://people.ubuntu.com/~scott/ongoing-merge/eagle/ Eagle] || [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/eagle/+bug/6682 6682] || 4.15-1 || To be synced || ||

== Reviewing packages ==

I have been given reviewing rights on REVU recently and have begun to review packages. Here is a list of some packages I have reviewed so far (some comments where sent by email and forwarded to MOTUs since I had no review rights yet) :

|| || Name & URL || Comments ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1492 Blended] and later [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1508 Kwin-style-blended]|| ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1533 Cdpr]|| ||
|| {X} || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=816 Chmsee] || Archived. ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1525 Codeine]|| ||
|| {X} || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=774 Dcbu] || Nuked. ||
|| {X} || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1083 Filelight] || Already synced with Debian. ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1066 Gtk-wifi] || Last upload on December 2 ||
|| (./) || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=962 JargonInformatique] || in Dapper ||
|| ... || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1177 Kat] || Packaging reported for unstability reasons ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1204 Kdmtheme] and later [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1281 Kcontrol-kdmtheme] || ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1323 Keep] || TBR ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1074 Keyboardcast] || ||
|| (./) || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1070 Kmobiletools] (comments sent by email) || in Dapper ||
|| (./) || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1201 Kompile] || in Dapper ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1122 Ksplash-engine-moodin] || ||
|| {X} || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1082 Libflu2.14] || Nuked. ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1414 Libfxruby1.4] || ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=902 Lives] || ||
|| {X} || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=866 Ogre] || Newer version in Dapper. Archived. ||
|| (./) || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=861 Polymer] and later [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1375 Polyester] || in Dapper as kde-style-polyester ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1039 Python-itools] || ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1385 Roundcube-webmail] || ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1019 Rufus] || Last upload November 23 ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=797 Sysinfo] || Last upload October 17 ||
|| {X} || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1081 Tex4ht] || Archived since it is a merge. ||
|| (./) || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1193 Ttb] || in Dapper ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1020 Ttf-arphic-newsung] || Last upload November 23 ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=983 Ushare] || TBR ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1108 Xfonts-marumoji] || ||
|| {X} || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1109 Xfonts-mona] || Archived cause this is a merge. ||
|| {X} || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1110 Xfonts-mplus] || Archived cause this is a merge. ||
|| || [http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=1054 Xubuntu-docs] || ||



== Bug tracking and fixes ==

I reported a few bugs :

=== Bugs in REVU ===

 * [http://revu.tauware.de/cgi-bin/trac.cgi/ticket/9 Bug #9] : reported
 * [http://revu.tauware.de/cgi-bin/trac.cgi/ticket/11 Bug #11] : reported


=== Bugs on Malone ===

 * [https://launchpad.net/malone/bugs/5344 Bug #5344] : assigned and rejected


== Translations ==

I helped with some french translations on Rosetta, including :

 * [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/dapper/+source/kdbg/+pots/kdbg/fr Kdbg]
 * [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/dapper/+source/dpkg-www/+pots/pkgconf-dpkg-www/fr Dpkg-www]
 * [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/dapper/+source/kcheckgmail/+pots/kcheckgmail/fr Kcheckgmail]
 * [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/dapper/+source/klogic/+pots/klogic/fr/+translate Klogic]


== IRC ==

I spend a lot of time on IRC channels on irc.freenode.net, helping users in #ubuntu* and #kubuntu* channels and getting helped in devel and motu channels (huhu) ;)
I administrate #kubuntu-fr and #kubuntu-it.


== Documentation ==

Contribution to :

 * ReviewingTips : Completed "Things always to do" section and added "Build test" section.
 * PackagingTips : Added "Learning the basis" section.
 * ContributingToDebian : created with LucasNussbaum.
 * ["MOTU/REVU"] : Modified the whole page.
 * ["MOTU/Merging"] : Worked on "How to work on merges and syncs" section.
 * ["MOTU/Meetings"]
 * ["MOTU/Meetings/Minutes"]
 * [:MOTU/Packages/ReviewingGuide] : My main contribution as documentation. Aimed to be a complete guide to reviewing packages in Ubuntu and other Debian distributions.

Trying to reorganize a bit the MOTU wiki documentation, I'm currently renaming a lot of pages from MOTU* to MOTU/* to make it seem like a directory structure that can be browsed.


Doc I plan to do :

 * Adding a complete CdbsHowTo
 * Merging MOTUMerging, Merging, MergingTips, and adding to it with proper URLs to grab merges.


== Other Debian related projects ==

 * [http://alioth.debian.org/projects/ichthux/ Ichthux], a Custom Debian Distribution aimed to Christian users and communites, planned to be used on top of Ubuntu aswell. This project is currently hosted on Alioth.
 * Packaging
 * Merging Debian packages
 * Reviewing & sponsoring packages
 * Tiber & REVU administration
 * REVU-Tools : see [[MOTU/Packages/REVU/REVU-Tools]].
 * Documentation
 * Bug tracking and fixing
 * Translations
 * IRC : I spend a lot of time on IRC channels on irc.freenode.net, helping users in #ubuntu*, #kubuntu*, devel and motu channels... I administrate #kubuntu-fr and the #ichthux* channels.
 * [[http://www.ichthux.com|Ichthux]], a Kubuntu derivative aimed to Christian users and communites, currently included in Ubuntu.
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 * homepage : http://www.raphink.net  * homepage : http://www.raphink.info
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 * email : [[MailTo(raphink AT SPAMFREE raphink DOT net)]]  * email : <<MailTo(raphink AT SPAMFREE raphink DOT net)>>
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 * GPG-Fingerprint : [http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x28AB9C5AF201E32CE21B7864DF0A493B74BF771E 28AB 9C5A F201 E32C E21B 7864 DF0A 493B 74BF 771E]  * GPG-Fingerprint : [[http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x28AB9C5AF201E32CE21B7864DF0A493B74BF771E|28AB 9C5A F201 E32C E21B 7864 DF0A 493B 74BF 771E]]
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Raphaël Pinson aka Raphink

I am a 26 year-old French sysadmin, living close to Cannes, on the French Riviera.

How I got to use Ubuntu GNU/Linux

I began to use GNU/Linux in 2002, using YellowDog Linux on an old Macintosh, from time to time, in alternance with MacOS. Then in 2004, I got a PC and installed Mandriva on it, exclusively. I then began to use Linux daily.

My first contact with Ubuntu was in January 2005 with Warty PPC. I was very interested in it, since it was the first Linux OS I could run on a Mac without a single effort, and that was pretty stable and powerful. Somehow I was a bit deceived by the x86 version though, and chose to use Debian Sid on my PC instead. After a time, I began to work on the Ichthux project, which is a CDD project aimed to christian users and communities. For the purpose, I had to learn to make Debian packages.

As the author of the Ichthux CDD project, I took part in the Congreso de Software Libre meeting in Valencia, Spain, in May 2005 to work with the custom-debian group on the state and future of CDDs. There I met Mark Shuttleworth and heard about Edubuntu, that he was presenting at this conference, and that interested me a lot because of my interest in teaching and pedagogy.

In October 2005, I tried Ubuntu again, with Edubuntu Breezy Badger, and was amazed by it : all the hardware I had tried hard to configure under Debian sid in vain worked, and I still had the Debian stability and power of use ! After installing Breezy on my computer, I changed my menu.lst and never booted on Sid anymore. I turned my Breezy into a Kubuntu and used it as my main distribution. Soon after, I began to package KDE apps for Dapper and upload them to the REVU system...

My vision of the Ubuntu Project

I am convinced that the open-source approach is respectful of the knowledge of humanity, and that this is the way to go on all fields of knowledge. It allows to produce (and even to be paid for it) while not preventing the world from benefiting from what is produced Smile :)

I am a Debian fan because I believe Debian totally respects the idea of open-source, and is stable and open-source.

I see Ubuntu as the only Debian-based system aimed to improve the desktop Linux approach while still respecting the Debian vision and ideology. I think Ubuntu is a breath of fresh air for the Debian world and for open-source in general.

My history in Ubuntu

  • 16/11/2005 : first package on REVU

  • 04/12/2005 : given reviewing rights on REVU after reviewing package by email
  • 10/01/2006 : Ubuntu member
  • 16/01/2006 : MOTU
  • 01/2006 : REVU admin, svn commit rights on tiber
  • 23/02/2006 : Tiber admin
  • 12/03/2006 : Ubuntu core-dev

My contributions to Ubuntu

  • Packaging
  • Merging Debian packages
  • Reviewing & sponsoring packages

  • Tiber & REVU administration

  • REVU-Tools : see MOTU/Packages/REVU/REVU-Tools.

  • Documentation
  • Bug tracking and fixing
  • Translations
  • IRC : I spend a lot of time on IRC channels on irc.freenode.net, helping users in #ubuntu*, #kubuntu*, devel and motu channels... I administrate #kubuntu-fr and the #ichthux* channels.
  • Ichthux, a Kubuntu derivative aimed to Christian users and communites, currently included in Ubuntu.

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