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I'm a student of UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve - Belgium) and a member of the Cairo-Dock team and other projects which support Free Software. For more details, please have a look to [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/matttbe/#Activities|my main page]] on this wiki. I'm a student at UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve - Belgium) and a member of the Cairo-Dock team and other projects which support Free Software.
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''Tell us how and when you got involved, what you liked working on and what you could probably do better.''
I've been using Ubuntu as the primary OS since 2008 after having tested Mandrake, Mandriva and Ubuntu Warty (with its great and famous liveCD) and used Debian Etch 64bits just after its release in April 2007.
I've been using Ubuntu (from the alphas to the stable Ubuntu x86_64 releases) as my primary OS since 2008 after having tested Mandrake, Mandriva and Ubuntu Warty (with its great and famous liveCD) and used Debian Etch 64bits (just after its release in April 2007).
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I always use the development release of Ubuntu on x86_64 (from the alphas to the stable release). So I post and fix a few bugs reports when I've a few free time.
I started doing debian packages with Cairo-Dock 2.0 in order to add its plug-ins in Ubuntu repos.
I'm part of an organisation which promotes the Free Software by installing Ubuntu and helping users every working weeks and by organizing a few events.
I also participate to the UDS-M (but only one day).
I'm posting and fixing bug reports on the development release for 3+ years.
I'm improving the Ubuntu official packages of Cairo-Dock 2.0 (plug-ins included) since September 2009.
I joined the Louvain-li-Nux association (promotion of Free Software through Ubuntu's installations, weekly supports to the community and event's organizations) 2 years ago.
I joined the UDS-M for one day.
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* Developing for the Cairo-Dock project of course :) . During these years, I mainly tried to improve the user experience and supporting new changes on API which are used by the dock. I also like creating useless applets like Impulse: [[http://youtu.be/9WNodluOc3o]] ;)
* Working on Cairo-Dock packaging (Ubuntu repos and Cairo-Dock repos for Ubuntu (Weekly and stable versions) and Debian (stable version) and its Ubuntu integration (by maintaining Ubuntu's Indicator applets, by adding a Cairo-Dock session, etc.)
* But I also tried to patch other free software (there is a part of the list [[http://ubuntu-dev.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/ubuntu-sponsorships.cgi?render=html&sponsor=&sponsor_search=name&sponsoree=Matthieu+Baerts+%28matttbe%29&sponsoree_search=name|here]]) like this patch for Nautilus [[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/1:3.2.1-0ubuntu4.2|3.2.1-0ubuntu4.2]].
A short list:
 * Developing the Cairo-Dock project of course :) . During these years, I mainly improved the user experience; maintain the installation process; support Launchpad tools (Code, Bugs, Translations, Answer, Blueprint); support new changes on used APIs; create useless applets as Impulse: [[http://youtu.be/9WNodluOc3o]] ;)
 * Packaging the Cairo-Dock project (weekly PPA and stable PPA/repo for the Ubuntu official/Cairo-Dock/Debian repositories)
 * Working on the integration of Cairo-Dock into Ubuntu such as maintaining Cairo-Dock's Indicator applets, adding a Cairo-Dock session, etc.
 * Patching other Free Software such as Nautilus [[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/1:3.2.1-0ubuntu4.2|3.2.1-0ubuntu4.2]] (non-exhaustive list: [[http://ubuntu-dev.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/ubuntu-sponsorships.cgi?render=html&sponsor=&sponsor_search=name&sponsoree=Matthieu+Baerts+%28matttbe%29&sponsoree_search=name|here]])
 * Helping a friend (main LaTeXila's dev) by testing and maintaining its packages on Ubuntu (official and PPA - stable/unstable version - packages).
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''Let us know what you worked on, with which development teams / developers with whom you cooperated and how it worked out.'' I'm a member of the Cairo-Dock team (mainly as a developer but also other things - website, translations, drivers, releaser because we're a very small team). I'm also cooperating with contributors of the cairo-dock-plug-ins-extras sub-project by merging branches and maintaining them.
You can see my work on LaunchPad: [[https://code.launchpad.net/cairo-dock]], [[https://code.launchpad.net/~matttbe]]
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I'm still a student and I can improve my coding skill but about Ubuntu I think I can do more stuff and try to maintain more packages that I use.

About Cairo-Dock, the TODO list is big but it takes also a few time. Maybe the solution is to code faster :)

And also, I guess I have to improve my English writing skills :)
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Having more responsibilities into the Cairo-Dock project and contributing to the Ubuntu project seem essential.
Regarding Cairo-Dock itself, I would like to continue into my role of core dev and improve the packaging for Debian (if it's possible ;) e.g.: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cairo-dock-plugins/+bug/657564|bug #657564]]).
Regarding Ubuntu, joining teams such as the MOTU or firstly the ''universe-contributors'' one (I don't know if I have significant and sustained contributions) seems a nice challenge.
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''Please describe what you like least in Ubuntu and what thoughts do you have about fixing it.'' It's sometimes hard to find discussions about the purposes of some design changes in order to report the impacts (e.g.: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/light-themes/+bug/968133|bug #968133]] which has still no official fixes and no answer from Light-Themes team).
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== Daniel Holbach (dholbach) ==
=== General feedback ===
Matthieu has been taking good care of cairo-dock* and other packages and I never had to criticise anything of importance. It'd be good to have him upload these packages on his own.
=== Specific Experiences of working together ===
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cairo-dock/2.3.0~2-0ubuntu1
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/latexila/2.2.0-0ubuntu1
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cairo-dock-plug-ins/2.4.0~2.1-0ubuntu1
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cairo-dock/3.0.0.1-0ubuntu1
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cairo-dock-plug-ins/3.0.0.1-0ubuntu1
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cairo-dock/3.0.2-0ubuntu2
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rss-glx/0.9.1-5ubuntu3
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== Didier Roche (didrocks) ==
=== General feedback ===
I sponsored quite a lot of cairo-dock* uploads for Matthieu, especially at the beginning of his maintainership journey. He has strong experience of ubuntu process and release schedule and has now high expertise on his cairo-dock packages and is strongly committed to them. I'm totally confident he would be able to maintain those himself without the need for a reviewer.

== Andrew Starr-Bochicchio (andrewsomething) ==
=== General feedback ===
Matt has been a pleasure to work with, and I'm very glad to see that he's applying for PPU rights. I've sponsored uploads of all three of the requested packages for him in the past. I have confidence in his ability to continue maintaining these packages with out the need for sponsorship.

=== Specific Experiences of working together ===
|| Package || Version || Bug || Action ||
|| SourcePackage:cairo-dock || [[ http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+source/cairo-dock/3.0.0.1-0ubuntu2/ | 3.0.0.1-0ubuntu2 ]] || Bug:988102 || ||
|| SourcePackage:cairo-dock || [[ http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise/+source/cairo-dock/3.0.0.1-0ubuntu1.1/ | 3.0.0.1-0ubuntu1.1 ]] || Bug:988102 || sru ||
|| SourcePackage:latexila || [[ http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise/+source/latexila/2.4.0-0ubuntu1/ | 2.4.0-0ubuntu1 ]] || Bug:967851 || upgrade ||
|| SourcePackage:pdfshuffler || [[ http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise/+source/pdfshuffler/0.5.99~svn75-0ubuntu1/ | 0.5.99~svn75-0ubuntu1 ]] || Bug:970399 || upgrade ||
|| SourcePackage:cairo-dock || [[ http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+source/cairo-dock/3.0.2-0ubuntu1/ | 3.0.2-0ubuntu1 ]] || Bug:1002691 Bug:1014801 || upgrade ||
|| SourcePackage:cairo-dock-plug-ins || [[ http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+source/cairo-dock-plug-ins/3.0.2-0ubuntu1/ | 3.0.2-0ubuntu1 ]] || Bug:1014804 || upgrade ||
|| SourcePackage:connman || [[ http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+source/connman/0.78-0ubuntu2/ | 0.78-0ubuntu2 ]] || Bug:1013171 || ||

=== Areas of Improvement ===
I'd love to see Matt continue his work on other packages in the archive and become a full Ubuntu developer.

== Sebastien Bacher ==
=== General feedback ===
I've done a few uploads of patches and updates for Matthieu and they were usually good to upload without changes. His work looks good enough for getting ppu rights.

=== Specific Experiences of working together ===

 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cairo-dock/2.3.0~3-0ubuntu1
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gtk+3.0/3.3.18-0ubuntu4
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-applet/0.5.0-0ubuntu2

=== Areas of Improvement ===

Not sure, I didn't work enough with Matthieu to say
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[[CategoryPerPackageUploaderApplication]] CategoryPerPackageUploaderApplication

I, Matthieu Baerts, apply for upload rights for these packages:

  • cairo-dock

  • cairo-dock-plug-ins

  • latexila

Name

Matthieu Baerts

Launchpad Page

https://launchpad.net/~matttbe

Wiki Page

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/matttbe

Who I am

I'm a student at UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve - Belgium) and a member of the Cairo-Dock team and other projects which support Free Software.

My Ubuntu story

I've been using Ubuntu (from the alphas to the stable Ubuntu x86_64 releases) as my primary OS since 2008 after having tested Mandrake, Mandriva and Ubuntu Warty (with its great and famous liveCD) and used Debian Etch 64bits (just after its release in April 2007).

My involvement

I'm posting and fixing bug reports on the development release for 3+ years. I'm improving the Ubuntu official packages of Cairo-Dock 2.0 (plug-ins included) since September 2009. I joined the Louvain-li-Nux association (promotion of Free Software through Ubuntu's installations, weekly supports to the community and event's organizations) 2 years ago. I joined the UDS-M for one day.

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

A short list:

  • Developing the Cairo-Dock project of course Smile :) . During these years, I mainly improved the user experience; maintain the installation process; support Launchpad tools (Code, Bugs, Translations, Answer, Blueprint); support new changes on used APIs; create useless applets as Impulse: http://youtu.be/9WNodluOc3o Wink ;)

  • Packaging the Cairo-Dock project (weekly PPA and stable PPA/repo for the Ubuntu official/Cairo-Dock/Debian repositories)
  • Working on the integration of Cairo-Dock into Ubuntu such as maintaining Cairo-Dock's Indicator applets, adding a Cairo-Dock session, etc.
  • Patching other Free Software such as Nautilus 3.2.1-0ubuntu4.2 (non-exhaustive list: here)

  • Helping a friend (main LaTeXila's dev) by testing and maintaining its packages on Ubuntu (official and PPA - stable/unstable version - packages).

Areas of work

I'm a member of the Cairo-Dock team (mainly as a developer but also other things - website, translations, drivers, releaser because we're a very small team). I'm also cooperating with contributors of the cairo-dock-plug-ins-extras sub-project by merging branches and maintaining them. You can see my work on LaunchPad: https://code.launchpad.net/cairo-dock, https://code.launchpad.net/~matttbe

Things I could do better

I'm still a student and I can improve my coding skill but about Ubuntu I think I can do more stuff and try to maintain more packages that I use.

About Cairo-Dock, the TODO list is big but it takes also a few time. Maybe the solution is to code faster Smile :)

And also, I guess I have to improve my English writing skills Smile :)

Plans for the future

General

Having more responsibilities into the Cairo-Dock project and contributing to the Ubuntu project seem essential. Regarding Cairo-Dock itself, I would like to continue into my role of core dev and improve the packaging for Debian (if it's possible Wink ;) e.g.: bug #657564). Regarding Ubuntu, joining teams such as the MOTU or firstly the universe-contributors one (I don't know if I have significant and sustained contributions) seems a nice challenge.

What I like least in Ubuntu

It's sometimes hard to find discussions about the purposes of some design changes in order to report the impacts (e.g.: bug #968133 which has still no official fixes and no answer from Light-Themes team).


Comments

If you'd like to comment, but are not the applicant or a sponsor, do it here. Don't forget to sign with @SIG@.


Endorsements

As a sponsor, just copy the template below, fill it out and add it to this section.

Daniel Holbach (dholbach)

General feedback

Matthieu has been taking good care of cairo-dock* and other packages and I never had to criticise anything of importance. It'd be good to have him upload these packages on his own.

Specific Experiences of working together

Didier Roche (didrocks)

General feedback

I sponsored quite a lot of cairo-dock* uploads for Matthieu, especially at the beginning of his maintainership journey. He has strong experience of ubuntu process and release schedule and has now high expertise on his cairo-dock packages and is strongly committed to them. I'm totally confident he would be able to maintain those himself without the need for a reviewer.

Andrew Starr-Bochicchio (andrewsomething)

General feedback

Matt has been a pleasure to work with, and I'm very glad to see that he's applying for PPU rights. I've sponsored uploads of all three of the requested packages for him in the past. I have confidence in his ability to continue maintaining these packages with out the need for sponsorship.

Specific Experiences of working together

Areas of Improvement

I'd love to see Matt continue his work on other packages in the archive and become a full Ubuntu developer.

Sebastien Bacher

General feedback

I've done a few uploads of patches and updates for Matthieu and they were usually good to upload without changes. His work looks good enough for getting ppu rights.

Specific Experiences of working together

Areas of Improvement

Not sure, I didn't work enough with Matthieu to say


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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 ===


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