Core Developer Application for Harald Sitter (apachelogger)

Harald Sitter apachelogger at
Fri Aug 29 22:56:13 BST 2008

On Friday 29 August 2008 17:59:49 Daniel Holbach wrote:
> Harald Sitter schrieb:
> > My plans... of course sponsoring patches for the desktops, but if there
> > is no one to actually create the patches, there is no need for
> > sponsoring, therefore I am going to contine my effort of getting new
> > people to join the Ubuntu development crew and help them get to the point
> > where they don't need sponsoring anymore.
> Right, but patch review is an essential part of getting people "to the
> point where they don't need sponsoring anymore".

Yes, in case it didn't sound like it: I am definitely planning on doing a lot 
of sponsoring :)

> > Core developers, are just developers...
> > Collaboration with core devs is not any different from the one within
> > MOTU (just that I need sponsoring after agreeing on the perfect
> > solution/change).
> It's just that changes in packages in main are more likely to affect a
> lot of users and I'm interested who you've worked with on main packages
> and how that worked out.

I really just worked with Riddell and ScottK, which worked out pretty well 
(also most non-minor changes regarding KDE end up to be some kind of team 
discussion to find the most appropriate solution anyway).

> Sometimes to fix a problem in Kubuntu you might have to touch a package
> that has no K in the name (something freedesktop-y), did you have cases
> where you had to coordinate work there?

I don't think so.
But I'll just imagine...
I'd try getting advice from people who do regular work on the affected 
package(s) to ensure I don't break anything.
For example: I didn't work on the xdg-utils package yet, so if I had to get a 
big change/fix done I would get the opinion of specialists before uploading 

I am very well aware of the impact changes to main packages can have on a lot 
of different people, hence I do my very best to keep/make everyone happy.

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