[aur-general] TU Application - Allan McRae

Firmicus Firmicus at gmx.net
Wed Jan 9 07:32:36 EST 2008

Allan McRae a écrit :
> Hello,
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Allan
I think it would be great to have you on board Allan!

As I have never sponsored anybody, and since I know the stuff you 
maintain on AUR, I am going to pass by Roman (sorry!) and hereby declare 
my willingness to sponsor you :P

As I am sure this question will pop up soon, I do encourage you to 
consider building your packages for x86_64 using Aaron's build machine. 
We can give you details about that once you are a TU ;)

This opens the usual discussion period.


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