Upstream Contact: Bruno Girin
I met Bruno Girin at GUADEC 2010, where he was chatting with Adam Dingle from Yorba (the guys who make Shotwell) where I learned that Bruno was contributing patches to their project. As it turns out Bruno is an Ubuntu person who stepped up to the plate to work with upstream projects. This is the kind of thing we try to encourage, which is why we love it when people Adopt an Upstream.
And to top it all off, he blogged about his experience on his contributions to Shotwell and how he got started working on it. I asked Adam what he thought and he sent this along.
The entire Shotwell team is grateful to Bruno Girin for his substantial contributions to Shotwell over the last several months. Bruno first got involved with Shotwell development by submitting some small patches to improve support for his Canon EOS camera and to display the exposure bias for each photo. Before long, he had moved on to larger projects: he enhanced Shotwell to detect cameras using udev instead of libusb, and then implemented a major feature for the 0.7 release, namely importing the user’s F-Spot library into Shotwell. Bruno ended up coming to GUADEC in The Hague in July and it was great to meet him and hang out together there. He has lots of ideas about future enhancements to Shotwell and we look forward to working together more!
The Adopt an Upstream and Adopt a Package is a place where we strive to keep good tips and tricks on getting started working with upstreams; be it forwarding patches, cleaning up bugs, or whatever work is needed if you want to help contribute. Great work Bruno!