I'm a newcomer to this list.
I've been using Arch for about a year and today I decided to learn what it
takes to make an Arch package.
I took a simple app I had developed in C++/OpenGL, learned how to use
autotools to compile and install it. Had been using handcoded Makefiles
Then, I followed the guidelines to write a PKGBUILD for it and went about
making my package installable/uninstallable via pacman.
Took a couple hours to grasp it right, but now that I understand how it
works, I love Arch even more.
I feel like helping the community and I think maintaining packages would be
a starting point.
How do I go about starting it, shall I just search for orphans/out of date
that should/could be fixed, take them and thats it? :)
Érico de Morais Nunes
Engenharia de Computação
Universidade Federal do Pampa