[aur-general] TU Application - Allan McRae

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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