[aur-general] TU application: Jan Steffens

Daniel J Griffiths (Ghost1227) ghost1227 at archlinux.us
Mon Apr 19 02:27:06 EDT 2010

On 04/19/10 at 08:20am, Jan Steffens wrote:
> Greetings,
> My name is Jan Alexander Steffens and I'm a 22 year old CS student
> living in Karlsruhe, Germany.
> I've been introduced to Linux in high school, where the administration
> team (which mainly consisted of students) were avid supporters of free
> software.
> Since then, I went through quite a few distributions: SuSE, Mandrake,
> Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian. Gentoo was the first distribution that got me
> interested in getting to know the internals a bit more. About a year
> ago, a fellow CS student introduced me to Arch. After I blew up my
> Fedora installation (accidentally wrote to /dev/root), I chose to give
> Arch a try. I got hooked. Its simplicity really makes it a joy to tinker
> with. :) Especially creating packages and offering them to others (AUR)
> is something Arch made easy.
> I currently run two Arch systems, one on my laptop and one on a headless
> box mainly acting as a router. Both are getting packages from [testing].
> Arch is the first distribution I actually started contributing back to.
> I began frequenting the Archlinux channels on Freenode, now and then
> helping out others and asking my own questions. I reported bugs I found,
> and I uploaded and maintain 15 packages in the AUR [1].
> I use Pulseaudio on my laptop: Some of my packages in the AUR center on
> it, and I gave the wiki page on Pulseaudio an overhaul. I'm interested
> in taking over maintenance of the pulseaudio packages in [community] and
> improve Pulseaudio on Arch Linux.
> A few days ago, I finally got up the nerve to write about my gripes with
> the gvim package and propose a solution [2]. I was overwhelmed with the
> positive response. Now Dan Griffiths approached me and offered to
> sponsor my application as a TU. Thank you, Dan.
> I hope I'm getting accepted as TU and we can work together on improving
> this great distribution. :-)
> Regards,
> Jan "heftig" Steffens
> 1: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=heftig
> 2: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/19087
I'm happy to sponser Jan in his efforts to become a Trusted User! He has
repeatedly shown an aptitude for helping users in IRC, and while he currently
maintains only a few packages in AUR, those he does maintain are impeccable.
He has expressed interest in maintaining the PulseAudio packages in [community]
and given our recent losses, I would be happy to hand them off to him. As
an active PA user, he is certainly better suited than I to maintain them.
His work on the recently updated vim/gvim package greatly increases the 
efficency and quality of what is traditionally one of our more difficult
packages. I believe he would be an asset to the team! Let us begin the 
discussion period!

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