[arch-general] Dev Jr Question

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Wed May 5 09:26:19 CEST 2010

On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 05/05/10 01:55, Marcelo Alaniz wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am new on this list, but not with Arch Linux, I've read in
>> http://www.archlinux.org/news/496/ that you were or are looking for
>> junior dev.
>> I was thinking to apply to become a TU but now, I am not sure If it's
>> better to apply to become dev jr, what will be the difference?.
>> Is there any official announcement about new "dev jr" or something
>> that you will show? any status or something?.
>> Well just this curiosity, thanks for your time guys!
> I'd say apply to be a TU if you think you have the skills to be one.  To be
> thinking about applying to be a TU shows you have some interest in bringing
> something into the [community] repo and being a TU gives you much more
> freedom in this regard.   Also, unmaintained packages in [extra] often get
> dropped to [community] when a TU is interested in them.  We also look upon
> TUs favourably when wanting new devs, so you really miss out on nothing.
> Well, that is my advise anyway,  I also think that a lot of the lesser used
> packages in [extra] should be moved to [community] and many more popular
> packages in the AUR should be promoted.  That would work better it the
> numbers of TUs swelled significantly so I encourage new applications.
> Allan

Well, the requirements for TUs
(http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/TU_Person_Specification) do sound
very different from the requirements for junior devs (specifically the
stuff about 'following upstream and chasing down bugs'). Though I do
think it is part of the TU job description, it doesn't appear to be in
the wiki.

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