[aur-general] Trusted User Application

Andrea Scarpino andrea at archlinux.org
Wed Nov 18 08:23:55 EST 2009

On 18/11/2009, Ranguvar <ranguvar at archlinux.us> wrote:
> Hello Archers,
> This is Devin Cofer, aka Ranguvar.  I'm writing because I have been thinking
> for a while about applying to become a Trusted User, and I feel that now I
> have enough basic knowledge of C, Bash, sed, and Perl to apply.
>  I maintain quite a
> few<http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=Ranguvar>packages,
> and I'm very fast at updating them, if I may say so, going so far
> as to provide my own i686 builds for use by
> bin32-wine<http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=7915>when [extra]
> is taking a long time between updates :)
> The firefox-pgo <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22296> and
> firefox-pgo-beta <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22919> packages
> are not mine, but they were completely rewritten by me, as you can see from
> the comments there.  I do officially maintain
> firefox-pgo-minefield<http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=32030>
> .
> I have sometimes contributed to [extra] and [community] work; I sent an
> initial
> mail<http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2009-October/007004.html>to
> aur-general about updating LLVM to 2.6, and worked on the PKGBUILD for
> it.
> Also, I filed a bug <http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/16165> for the speedup
> of Vim package building, and wrote a new script to handle fetching patches,
> which was much faster than the original (until another user used a better
> idea to make a far better package :p).
> Lastly, I have commented on other packages many times and suggested
> improvements (recent example being
> autoconf-compat<http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=7224>),
> and I submit regular bug reports and duplicate packages -- and I'm very
> active on the forums <http://bbs.archlinux.org/profile.php?id=18355>.
> As a TU, I will continue to try to improve the quality of AUR PKGBUILDs as a
> whole, commenting and offering suggestions, deleting duplicates, and
> orphaning long-out-of-date packages.
> As for packages I bring into [community], I will probably end up focusing on
> development tools.
> Xyne has kindly agreed to sponsor my application; he will likely reply to
> this soon. Thanks very much for considering me as a possible addition to the
> TU team!
> -- Ranguvar
Wow, this dude really impressed me. Hope you will be soon aboard.

Andrea `bash` Scarpino
Arch Linux Developer

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