[aur-general] TU application

Angel Velásquez angvp at archlinux.com.ve
Tue Jul 1 18:07:36 EDT 2008

Im glad to sponsor him as i said. Let's start the discussion period.

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 12:05 AM, Anders Bergh <anders1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> I'd like to apply to become a Trusted User. I talked to Angel Velásquez
> (angvp)
> on IRC and he said he would be my sponsor. I've used Arch Linux since early
> 2006
> and Linux since 2001. I've also been doing some work on Arch Linux PPC,
> mainly been trying to keep the packages that I use up to date, but I've
> also
> been working on tools to make it easier to do so... but I haven't yet
> completely figured out the best human-friendly way to see what needs
> updating
> and rebuilding.
> Currently I maintain packages related to the D programming language in the
> AUR,
> and recently got permission for Arch Linux to distribute the D compiler.
> It's
> closed source, however the front-end is open source and there are already
> a couple of open source D compilers, however the gcc-based gdc is not very
> maintained (doesn't work with gcc versions > 4.1) and the others are quite
> early
> in development.
> I used to maintain a small binary repository but I don't think a lot of
> people
> actually used it. But I did get quite a bit of experience with the
> repository
> tools and how to build packages. After adopting most of the D-related
> packages
> I no longer needed to host my own.
> I'm also quite interested in the Lua programming language, and I maintain a
> few
> Lua packages and so far one got adopted by another TU into community.
> I used to be a rabid Debian user but the one thing that annoyed me was how
> you
> almost had to read a book in order to create your own packages. In Arch
> Linux it
> was so easy to create them and that's the main reason I use this
> distribution.
> I really like when things are simple!
> My list of AUR packages:
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?K=Anders&SeB=m
> Note that I haven't updated the gdc packages yet, I think they're kind of
> tricky
> to install since the gcc makefiles aren't really helpful when you want to
> install one frontend only.
> About me: I'm Swedish and 17 years old. Most of my interests involve
> computers,
> such as programming, IRC, games... it's a bit hard to think of all the
> things I
> do because I often like to try new things. I'm currently focusing quite a
> bit on
> web dev such as PHP and Django. I'm not much of a web design guy so it's
> mostly
> the coding part that interests me.
> My native language is Swedish, and I did English in school ever since 1st
> grade,
> however most of my English is self taught because of all the time I've
> spent on IRC
> and other places on the Internet.
> I have an Arch 64 installation so building 64-bit packages isn't a problem
> for
> me.
> Regards,
> Anders

Angel Velásquez
angvp @ irc.freenode.net
Linux Counter: #359909
Arch Linux Trusted User
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