[aur-general] TU Application

Angel Velásquez angvp at archlinux.com.ve
Sun Jul 27 10:21:40 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Jeff Horelick <jdhore1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> My name is JD Horelick and i'd like to become a TU. I'm 23 and working
> as a sysadmin for a decent-sized company (linux and windows stuff).
Hi, nice too meet you

> I first started with ArchLinux in early 2007 (if i had to guess) and
> ever since then, i've loved it. I think pacman is quite possibly the
> greatest package manager i've used and i think the PKGBUILD package
> format is quite nice. I haven't done a crazy amount of development on
> Arch, but i've been using linux since 1999 and i was a Debian
> Developer for ~3 years (where i maintained 10-15 packages).

Good i think the same about pacman and PKGBUILD package format.
According to google you on some ubuntuforums i got this (March 2008):

* http://www.linuxactionshow.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=2299
* http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=734533

Plus do you have a link or something that certifies that you was a
Debian Developer?, just for *curiosity*?

> As a TU I will offer my knowledge, skills and time to improve my
> favourite distribution and it's packages.
> Some of my specific goals as a TU are:
>  * Work on expanding the community repo (for example, clutter is in
> community, but clutter-gtk, clutter-cairo and clutter-gtk are still in
> AUR :(  ).
>  * Make sure packages in AUR/community are working. For example, i
> tried to build dpkg (i think...It's late) from aur a bit ago and the
> URL changed, if i was a TU (and i will probably do this tomorrow
> anyway), i would email the guy and say like: "Hey, please fix the 404
> on your package or i'm going to take it over".

As bfinch said, you can't go with this attitude; usually TU's are
loved by the Arch Linux Community heh (just kidding), but we have to
try to be kind people, "i'm going to take it over isn't good".

>  * My goal is to upload, fix or update a minimum of 1 package a day.

Good, but you can still doing this by AUR(upload /update / fix
packages), Flyspray (report bugs on other packages) :)

> In my free time I like...wait...I have free time? ahh...but seriously,
> in my free time...Well...I'm a atypical computer geek...I like
> watching me some movies/TV, playing video games...goin out and doing
> some parkour...having fun. Oh, and tacos...Tacos FTW!

Who doesn't! :)

> The final thing, Allan was so kind as to sponsor my application and
> here is the list of packages i have uploaded to the AUR:
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=jdhore
> Let's start up the inquisition :P Any questions and suggestions will
> be answered as quickly as possible (I'm usually around from 1PM EST to
> 5AM EST daily).

Well i trust Allan very much, if he decides that you are be ready to
be a TU i will trust on him :), but i am just *curious*.

> Thank you all very much. I very much hope to become part of the Arch team.
> Sincerely,
> JD

Thank you for your interest to help Arch Linux Project :).

> In case my AUR link gets buried/is hard to see:
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=jdhore

I reviewed your packages (and i have to say that if you goal is to
upload a package daily you should start now..) but what about x86_64?
have you x86_64 machines? is good to know about how build machines do
you have and if you will build on other architectures.

Hoping your answer..


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