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I, Sebastian Heinlein, apply for upload rights for the following packages.

  • aptdaemon
  • python-defer
  • sessioninstaller
  • packagekit

Who I am

In my daily life I work as a Paliative Care nurse in a mobile nursing service of the Catholic Church. I am based in the beautfiul Bavaria - in the north of Munich to be exactly.

My Ubuntu story

I am involved in Free and Open Source Software development for one third of my so far 34 year long life. Starting as a translator for the Synaptic package manager I soon got interested in documentation and user interface design. The main developer of Synaptic and long standing Debian and Ubuntu developer Michael Vogt became a kind of mentor to me and introduced me to the Ubuntu community.

My first UDS was in Paris, 2006. I was mainly working on user interfaces and implementing them using Python but over the time I dived down the package management stack. So after the PackageKit project was started I wrote a Python based APT backend. Unfortunately the technical design policies of PackageKit did not allow to support essential features of APT and the upcoming software-center. This was the time when I created the aptdaemon project which is used as the default

As a "side task" I worked on translating Ubuntu, but I decided to setp back from the lead position of the German translator time because of too limited time resources some years ago.

My involvement

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

There are some older user interface and application developments (gnome-app-install, software-sources-properties, sessioninstaller,

Areas of work

Let us know what you worked on, with which development teams / developers with whom you cooperated and how it worked out.

Things I could do better

Plans for the future


What I like least in Ubuntu

Please describe what you like least in Ubuntu and what thoughts do you have about fixing it.


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