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'''I, Robert Ancell, apply for MOTU.''' '''I, Robert Ancell, apply for core-dev status.'''
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I'm Robert Ancell and work for Canonical as a GNOME Desktop Engineer on the Ubuntu Platform team. ...
I'm Robert Ancell and work for Canonical as a GNOME Desktop Engineer on the Ubuntu Platform team. I am an upstream GNOME developer (gcalctool, GNOME Games).
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I've been using Ubuntu since 4.10 when I was thinking "how have I never heard of this project that is at version 4 already?". Before that it was Debian, Mandrake and Red Hat Linux.
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 * Long time Ubuntu user and bug reporter
 * Upstream developer
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 * Simple Scan (https://launchpad.net/simple-scan)
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''Let us know what you worked on, with which development teams / developers you cooperated and how it worked out.''

## As a per-package uploader, please give us some insight into the package maintenance and bug situation since you're working on it.
I have worked as a member of the Desktop team for the last year updating GNOME packages and fixing bugs. I also continue to make gcalctool releases and fix bugs in GNOME.
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I'd like to see the core Ubuntu applications improve in usability and consistency. Being able to work continuously on Ubuntu allows me to push the small patches upstream to help the upstream projects achieve this. I'd also like to help to improve the platform development documentation so real-world programmers can work out how to easily use all the APIs.
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''Please describe what you like least in Ubuntu and what thoughts do you have about fixing it.'' The Preferences/Administration tools. They have multiplied over the years and while there seems to be regular effort each cycle to tidy them they don't seem to be getting any better.
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[[CategoryMOTUApplication]] [[CategoryCoreDevApplication]]

I, Robert Ancell, apply for core-dev status.

Name

Robert Ancell

Launchpad Page

https://launchpad.net/~robert-ancell

Wiki Page

RobertAncell

Who I am

I'm Robert Ancell and work for Canonical as a GNOME Desktop Engineer on the Ubuntu Platform team. I am an upstream GNOME developer (gcalctool, GNOME Games).

My Ubuntu story

I've been using Ubuntu since 4.10 when I was thinking "how have I never heard of this project that is at version 4 already?". Before that it was Debian, Mandrake and Red Hat Linux.

My involvement

  • Long time Ubuntu user and bug reporter
  • Upstream developer

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

Areas of work

I have worked as a member of the Desktop team for the last year updating GNOME packages and fixing bugs. I also continue to make gcalctool releases and fix bugs in GNOME.

Things I could do better

?

Plans for the future

General

I'd like to see the core Ubuntu applications improve in usability and consistency. Being able to work continuously on Ubuntu allows me to push the small patches upstream to help the upstream projects achieve this. I'd also like to help to improve the platform development documentation so real-world programmers can work out how to easily use all the APIs.

What I like least in Ubuntu

The Preferences/Administration tools. They have multiplied over the years and while there seems to be regular effort each cycle to tidy them they don't seem to be getting any better.


Comments

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== <SPONSORS NAME> ==
=== 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 ===


CategoryCoreDevApplication

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