Core Developer application for Michael Casadevall (NCommander/sonicmctails)

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Mon Jan 12 22:18:51 GMT 2009

On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:18:02 -0500 Michael Casadevall 
<sonicmctails at> wrote:
>I tried to obtain faster build hardware, or access to porting boxes,
>both without success; I eventually found a way to offload the builds to
>get build times down to a day, but in a difficult situation, I was doing
>the best I could. My sponsors were fully aware that some of my patches
>were not fully test built on arm, and I even cleared it by the KDE devs
>that this would be the case, and I would be fully testing each patch on
>x86/amd64 to ensure nothing broke with my fixes.

I sponsored a fair fraction of these uploads.  I can attest the the circumstances were as 
Michael describes.  I was well aware of the limitations in the testing that Michael could do 
and the risks that any particular patch might be incomplete.

AFAIK no other Kubuntu developer had access to arm hardware and no one else 
volunteered to help us out.  Because of Michaels's work we have  KDE 
essentially built on armel.  I'm glad he did it.  AFAIR there were no 
regressions or non-armel build failures or regressions.

Scott K

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