[arch-dev-public] Please provide Info for my talk!

Felix Yan felixonmars at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 22:29:42 EST 2013

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 00:15:40 Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi,
> I am giving an hour long talk at the end of next week about Arch, how it
> works and why we are successful.  I will focus on stuff I am involved
> with (i.e. pacman...), but will give examples of things like how we
> decided on systemd, the new installer, etc.  (other suggestions welcome)
> One thing I would like to talk about is our interaction with upstream.
> I know a few of us have commit access to various upstream projects, or
> have regularly contributed patches, or have upstream bug tracker
> privileges etc.  Could people let me know about these things so I can
> make a summary.
I am always helping Chinese and Taiwanese upstream follow the bugs on our tracker (librime, fcitx, etc), but not so much patches yet (got some pull-requests accepted on pidgin-lwqq upstream during these months), but wrote some (really) small tools like ydcv, fcitx-tsundere, etc.

I am also admin of Archlinux CN community (archlinuxcn.org), and active on #archlinux-cn IRC and Baidu Tieba (a large active Chinese community of Baidu Inc.), always posting there some newly introduced sweets in our repos and getting some user feedbacks (or sometimes bug reports). Since Chinese users sometimes getting trouble in language when trying to report bugs upstream, sometimes I did it for them (though my English is poor too :P).

That's all I could say about interaction with upstream =)

> Something else I was specifically asked to cover is future plans for
> Arch.  Does anyone have things beyond updating packages they want to do?
In my dreams:

* Kernel versioning, to make Arch the best server os.
* Splitted packages support in AUR.

Oh wait, forget those trivial things. Let's say:

* Official ARM support
* Drop i686 support (yes!)

Enjoy the trip :)

Felix Yan
Twitter: @felixonmars
Wiki: http://felixc.at
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