[aur-general] TU Application

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Wed Sep 24 18:33:41 EDT 2008

On Thu, 25 Sep 2008, stefan-husmann at t-online.de wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 21:10:12 +0200
>> Subject: [aur-general] TU Application
>> From: Imanol Celaya
>> To: aur-general at archlinux.org
>> Hello,
>> My name is Imanol Celaya, I'm 19 years old and I'm studying Electrical
>> Engineering in Bilbao, Spain. On the forums and irc you can find me as
>> ornitorrincos.
>> I started on linux on 2003 and first used fedora core, then debian and
>> finally arch since late 2006 testing some more like gentoo, solaris,
>> and openbsd on dual boot. a bit later I got involved in the Spanish
>> arch community translating the docs and one iso installer. I'm also
>> developing pyalpm [http://pyalpm.sourceforge.net] (not the 2005's
>> attempt using ctype, but using distutils) I'm also one of the
>> developers of the bot on #archlinux-es
>> [github.com/ornitorrincos/archinator].
>> As you can see with some of my packages
>> [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=ornitorrincos] I'm
>> interested in packaging for arch some developer tools(as NetBSD's make
>> and the TenDRA C compiler, svn at the moment as the latest "stable"
>> release is from 1998 but I wouldn't mind try to package it if somebody
>> wants it), of course, I'd be interested in packaging some more C/C++
>> compilers(which are not gcc, variety is a good thing), I'm also
>> interested in python, EDA software and 3d apps. If possible I also
>> plan to package some GPGPU software.
>> I have both a x86_64 machine and a i686 machine with arch installed.
>> On my free time I like to go out with some friends, see a movie or do
>> 3d modeling.
>> I've been some time wanting to be a TU and angvp told me that when
>> I feel prepared I could ask him to be my sponsor, and as today I feel
>> prepared to apply angvp is my sponsor.
>> Greetings,
>> Imanol
> Hello,
> I had a quick look on some of your packages. They are formally well
> written IMHO.
> 4l:  Dependency to gcc is not needed, it is in base-devel, and you
> have a mkdir -p which should be a install -d

Are you sure the dependency is on gcc and not on gcc-libs?

> You can consider to replace $startdir/src with $srcdir and
> $startdir/pkg with $pkgdir in some PKGBUILDS.
> But that are minor issues.
> Can you please explain what EDA and GPGPU means? I did a little
> googling, but the pages I found go far beyond my skills in computer
> science. Do you have some projects for packaging in mind in that
> direction?
> Regards Stefan
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