MOTU application for Alessio Treglia (quadrispro)

Alessio Treglia quadrispro at
Sat Jan 31 14:30:43 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Emmet Hikory <persia at> wrote:
> 1)  There have been a couple comments during your application regarding
> your responsiveness to discussion regarding potential packaging changes.
>  Could you describe the means by which you are expecting to discuss any
> potential changes with other developers when you no longer work through
> sponsors?

I've seen my past approach worked fine till now, so I think I will
continue in listening and being available on a good number of #ubuntu-
IRC channels as well as I'll keep close relationships with other
developers. I'm sure there are smart people,much more experienced than
me, so please don't blame me if i'll keep doing so, 'cause I really
trust in this collaborative approach :)

> 2)  Your recent merge of ghc6 introduced a smallish haskell transition.
>  How is that progressing?  Also, how is the effort to build a team to
> help with haskell maintenance proceeding?

I'm not working on it full time, due to my study and work dates,
anyway I'm following the ghc6 transition with Luca Falavigna
(DktrKranz), with who I'm looking for packages which need to be
rebuilt - however, the greatest part of the work has been done by Ian

IMHO that "Haskell packaging" team will be helpfull to guarantee a
better work's quality, and this could make Haskell users very happy!

> 3)  I've been looking through your work, and find quite a variety of
> things.  Could you pick a few examples of uploads of which you are
> particularly proud, and explain why you feel proud of them?

There are a few of works which make me really proud:

1. uns ([1], [2]):

I worked really hard on that package, which FTBFS before my fixes.

2. a few of ffmpeg dependent packages, which FTBFS.

[3], [4], [5], [6]

Sometime I like to work on FTBFS bugs because they get me satisfaction :)

3. Ubuntu Customization Kit packaging

IMHO, that application could be very useful for those OEM vendors
which would prepare their custom Ubuntu CD images, and I'm very happy
for putting it in to the Universe.

> 4)  We all make mistakes, and I'm sure there's at least one or two of
> your patches that were rejected.  Could you reference the bug for one of
> these, and explain why the patch was useless, and how the situation was
> resolved correctly?  If you've never had a patch rejected, cold you just
> pick the patch that required the most rework to be applied to Ubuntu
> instead, and comment on that process?


Simply, the better solution is wait for the upload of python-central
0.6.8, so, after that, the package should be synced  from debian
directly, in order to avoide any Ubuntu delta.


It was an unuseful upload at all, because the b-d would have been the same.

Emmet, I want to thank you for your feedack!


Alessio Treglia <quadrispro at>
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