[arch-dev-public] [aur-general] TU application: Jan Steffens

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Apr 19 12:56:28 CEST 2010

Am 19.04.2010 08:27, schrieb Daniel J Griffiths (Ghost1227):
>> Since then, I went through quite a few distributions: SuSE, Mandrake,
>> Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian. Gentoo was the first distribution that got me
>> interested in getting to know the internals a bit more. About a year
>> ago, a fellow CS student introduced me to Arch. After I blew up my
>> Fedora installation (accidentally wrote to /dev/root), I chose to give
>> Arch a try. I got hooked. Its simplicity really makes it a joy to tinker
>> with. :) Especially creating packages and offering them to others (AUR)
>> is something Arch made easy.
>> I currently run two Arch systems, one on my laptop and one on a headless
>> box mainly acting as a router. Both are getting packages from [testing].
>> Arch is the first distribution I actually started contributing back to.
>> I began frequenting the Archlinux channels on Freenode, now and then
>> helping out others and asking my own questions. I reported bugs I found,
>> and I uploaded and maintain 15 packages in the AUR [1].
>> I use Pulseaudio on my laptop: Some of my packages in the AUR center on
>> it, and I gave the wiki page on Pulseaudio an overhaul. I'm interested
>> in taking over maintenance of the pulseaudio packages in [community] and
>> improve Pulseaudio on Arch Linux.
>> A few days ago, I finally got up the nerve to write about my gripes with
>> the gvim package and propose a solution [2]. I was overwhelmed with the
>> positive response. Now Dan Griffiths approached me and offered to
>> sponsor my application as a TU. Thank you, Dan.
>> I hope I'm getting accepted as TU and we can work together on improving
>> this great distribution. :-)
>> Regards,
>> Jan "heftig" Steffens
>> 1: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=heftig
>> 2: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/19087
> I'm happy to sponser Jan in his efforts to become a Trusted User! He has
> repeatedly shown an aptitude for helping users in IRC, and while he currently
> maintains only a few packages in AUR, those he does maintain are impeccable.
> He has expressed interest in maintaining the PulseAudio packages in [community]
> and given our recent losses, I would be happy to hand them off to him.

Wasn't there a request for someone who would maintain audio packages in
general (and pulseaudio-based stuff in particular) recently?

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