[aur-general] TU Application - Allan McRae
mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 9 07:09:20 EST 2008
I'm Allan McRae and go by the imaginative username "Allan" on the AUR,
forums and bug tracker. I maintain around 25 packages in the AUR
(although around half of these are perl-modules) and have had a package
moved to community (sunbird). If you elect me to be a TU, I will
initially move several of my packages (xmltv + dependencies, desemume,
colordiff) to community as well as a couple of other popular packages I
use often that are fairly popular (jabref, possibly notecase). I am
currently unable to build x86_64 packages as my 64bit desktop has been
dead for the last three months (from a power surge I think) and I have
given up on fixing it but will probably buy a new one in the coming months.
I have been using Linux since Red Hat 8.0 was released (late 2002?). I
shuffled from Fedora to Ubuntu to Debian before building a Linux From
Scratch system. I discovered Arch when I was looking at finding a
package manager to use in LFS and installed it "temporarily" to build my
new LFS system. That was about a year and a half ago... I now have
Arch installed on two servers, a (broken) desktop and a laptop. As an
Arch user, I am fairly active on the forums and like to go bug squashing
occasionally. I have also contributed a couple of patches to pacman. I
have written a script for maintaining R libraries but I think no-one but
me actually uses it.
A bit about me personally. I am 27 years old, a New Zealander currently
living in Brisbane, Australia. I work as a statistical geneticist for a
large medical research institute. Apart from computers, my major
hobbies include martial arts and watching anime.
I have Roman lined up to sponsor me.
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