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I am Dave Walker, Southampton - England - UK #format wiki
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= Dave Walker =

'''Launchpad:'''..https://launchpad.net/people/davewalker

'''e-mail:'''............[[MailTo(dave AT ubuntuwire.com)]]

'''e-mail:'''............[[MailTo(davewalker AT skydivers.co.uk)]]


'''IRC nickname:'''.....Daviey on Freenode network

'''Physical Location:'''.......Southampton, England, UK.

= Linux Usage History: =

Began experimenting with Slackware during December, 2001.

Experimented with Ubuntu, December 2004.

Soley used Ubuntu April 2005 - Present.

I first tried Linux with Slackware back in 2001, but with very little support it was not possible to fully convert. It took me a while to realise that linux was more than just a console. I was relieved when a friend showed me 'startx'. At that point I realised that Linux would be a major contender in the desktop OS arena. I didn't feel comfortable fully switching to Linux until April 2005 - and in honestly, haven't missed the proprietary system I once used.


= Linux Community Contributions =
I am a relatively experienced C++ & Java Developer, and recently have been trying to teach myself the Python language.

When I run into a bug in a program, I check the bug tracker for the project. If there is nothing listed for it, I will very often download the source package, and try to trace it down myself.

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=== LoCo (Ubuntu-UK) ===
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=== MythTV ===
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I also take part in Launchpad bug triaging & support requests. Recently i have been looking at bug-fixing and package building. I have also submitted packages to REVU - for approval into Universe repository. When I came into using Ubuntu one of my first projects was to get 'Mythtv' running nicely on a dedicated frontend. This was relatively easy, but still required the strict following of wiki's and guides. I decided one way i could help the community was to help make Mythtv more accessible. After discussion with the Ubuntu mythtv team it was decided that we could start a derivative of Ubuntu that would install and configure Ubuntu+Mythtv as much as possible. The obvious name for this project was Mythbuntu. Further information can be found at http://www.mythbuntu.org (which i help maintain).
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== Ubuntu Contributions ==
Launchpad Karma: 4538

As part of the 'BugSquad' I try and help triage bugs to help the developers of the applications fix the bugs.
I also try and help answer support requests and help in #ubuntu when time permits.

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=== MOTU ===
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I have been in #ubuntu-motu, and learned about the REVU process. I registered with REVU in March 2007.

Revu Packages:
http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=4566


= Ubuntu Membership =
I have a goal to become both a MOTU and a Ubuntu 'member'
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CategoryHomepage

Dave Walker

Launchpad:..https://launchpad.net/people/davewalker

e-mail:............MailTo(dave AT ubuntuwire.com)

e-mail:............MailTo(davewalker AT skydivers.co.uk)

IRC nickname:.....Daviey on Freenode network

Physical Location:.......Southampton, England, UK.

Linux Usage History:

Began experimenting with Slackware during December, 2001.

Experimented with Ubuntu, December 2004.

Soley used Ubuntu April 2005 - Present.

I first tried Linux with Slackware back in 2001, but with very little support it was not possible to fully convert. It took me a while to realise that linux was more than just a console. I was relieved when a friend showed me 'startx'. At that point I realised that Linux would be a major contender in the desktop OS arena. I didn't feel comfortable fully switching to Linux until April 2005 - and in honestly, haven't missed the proprietary system I once used.

Linux Community Contributions

I am a relatively experienced C++ & Java Developer, and recently have been trying to teach myself the Python language.

When I run into a bug in a program, I check the bug tracker for the project. If there is nothing listed for it, I will very often download the source package, and try to trace it down myself.


LoCo (Ubuntu-UK)


An active member in my Ubuntu LoCo (ubuntu-uk). Part of this has involved being a channel operator (admin) in #ubuntu-uk IRC channel


MythTV


A participant in mythtv for Ubuntu - part of the 'Ubuntu MythTV maintainers for Universe' Part of this has been a soon to be released 'Mythbuntu' - a Mythtv/Ubuntu dedicated release (with the frontend able to work from the livecd)

When I came into using Ubuntu one of my first projects was to get 'Mythtv' running nicely on a dedicated frontend. This was relatively easy, but still required the strict following of wiki's and guides. I decided one way i could help the community was to help make Mythtv more accessible. After discussion with the Ubuntu mythtv team it was decided that we could start a derivative of Ubuntu that would install and configure Ubuntu+Mythtv as much as possible. The obvious name for this project was Mythbuntu. Further information can be found at http://www.mythbuntu.org (which i help maintain).


Ubuntu Contributions

Launchpad Karma: 4538

As part of the 'BugSquad' I try and help triage bugs to help the developers of the applications fix the bugs. I also try and help answer support requests and help in #ubuntu when time permits.


MOTU


I have been in #ubuntu-motu, and learned about the REVU process. I registered with REVU in March 2007.

Revu Packages: http://revu.tauware.de/details.py?upid=4566

Ubuntu Membership

I have a goal to become both a MOTU and a Ubuntu 'member' ...


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