RyanKavanagh

About Me

  • Proud Franco-Ontarian (Ontarian Francophone), living in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Born September 15th 1992
  • Student
  • Have been using Linux since December 2004 when I installed Debian onto a Pentium 2 I had just bought.
  • Interests are Bagiping, Computers and reading

My Goals

Contact Me

  • IRC: ryanakca on irc.freenode.org

  • IRC: ryanakca on irc.oftc.net

  • EMail: <ryanakca AT kubuntu DOT org> (Please use gpg when possible if you are emailing me)

  • GPG Key: 0xE95EDDC9

  • Launchpad

  • Blog

Ubuntu Stuff

My contributions

  • Kubuntu webmaster.

  • Bug reports & triaging: assigned, subscribed

  • A bit of translation on Launchpad / Rosetta

  • Packages

  • Answer questions here and there on the forums as well as in #kubuntu / #ubuntu
  • Answer support requests

  • Organised the IdeaPool (It's now in alphabetical order, to my great awe).1

  • Helped found the Ubuntu Classroom along with hybrid. -> Classroom

  • Designed Kubuntu Edgy's RC Release Image.

  • Spread the word about Kubuntu and Linux in general through out my school and family, installed Kubuntu for those who wanted to try it out, and check in every now and then to see if they were having any trouble.
  • Ran the NUN meeting in #ubuntu-meeting on January 7th 2007
  • Wrote a HOWTO on getting GPG to work with KMail
  • Packaging/merging/syncing, see tables below (As you can tell, I'm working towards MOTU)
  • Added support for Debian schroots to mk-sbuild-lv (ubuntu-dev-tools) and wrote the missing manpages for ubuntu-dev-tools

Current work

  • Kubuntu Webmaster
  • Port Matthew East's ubuntunew help.ubuntu.com/community/ theme to wiki.kubuntu.org
  • Merges
  • Keep all this balanced with my school work.

The Future

  • Continue to spread the word about Kubuntu
  • Become more proficient in packaging
  • Get proficient enough in python to do a bit of programming for Kubuntu (System Settings maybe?)
  • Look into writing some more documentation (See if it's something that I find interesting)

Bettering Kubuntu and Ubuntu

We could improve kubuntu bug triaging by having ubugtu paste new kubuntu bugs in #kubuntu-devel, #kubuntu-testing, or #kubuntu-bugs. That way people would see kubuntu bugs as they come in, instead of having to search for them on launchpad. It might help to re-add http://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-team/+packagebugs to the topic in #kubuntu-devel. It would also be an interesting idea to have a Kubuntu-QA team, that takes care of triaging kubuntu bugs, and bugs in KDE apps. They would have the same permissions on LP as Ubuntu-QA. I would love a glossy, polished kubuntu with as little bugs as possible, so that we might fix Ubuntu bug #1.

Packaging

For an up to date list, please see Launchpad.

Maintained

Package

Description

Version

Distribution

Comment

basic256

educational BASIC programming environment for children

0.9.2-0ubuntu1

Hardy

Approved

basic256

educational BASIC programming environment for children

0.9.2-2

Debian Untable / Intrepid - Jaunty

Approved

mcdp

mini CD player

0.4-5

Debian Unstable

Approved

aoeui

lightweight, unobtrusive, Dvorak-optimized text editor

1.1.1-1

Debian Unstable

Approved

aoeui

Lightweight, unobtrusive, Dvorak-optimized text editor

1.1.0-2

Debian Unstable

Approved

aoeui

Lightweight, unobtrusive, Dvorak-optimized text editor

1.1.0-2

Gutsy - Intrepid

Approved

aoeui

Lightweight, unobtrusive, Dvorak-optimized text editor

1.2-1

Debian Unstable / Jaunty

Approved

eqonomize

personal accounting software for the small household economy

0.4-0ubuntu1

Edgy - Feisty

Approved

qcomicbook

A viewer for comic book archives containing jpeg/png images

0.3.4-0ubuntu1

Edgy - Feisty

Approved

slingshot

simple 2D shooting strategy game set in space, with gravity

0.8.1p-1

Debian Unstable / Intrepid - Jaunty

Approved

knmap

KDE interface to nmap, the Network Mapper

2.1-2

Debian Unstable

Approved

Merged

Package

Distribution

Comment

kiosktool

Intrepid

2008-05-11

mon

Intrepid

2008-05-12

xterm

Jaunty

2008-11-28

Sync requests

Package

Distribution

Version

Comment

rsync

Intrepid

3.0.2-2

2008-05-11

bsdgames

Intrepid

2.17-15

2008-05-11

clustalw

Intrepid

2.0.6-1

2008-05-11

Removal requests

kiosktool

Jaunty

2008-11-28

    • IdeaPool: From what I've been told, the idea pool is looked at relatively frequently. Most things in canonical are either what Canonical Mark wants and can pay for or what volunteers are willing to do. However, the saying "talk is cheap" can also be applied to adding something to a wiki. If suggestions aren't backed up with action, it is unlikely that they will be implemented. If someone has a really good idea that canonical would love or if someone willing to implement something sees something great there, it might be implemented. (http://www.ubuntu.com/developers/bounties references IdeaPool)
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RyanKavanagh (last edited 2009-03-15 00:03:00 by ryanakca)