[aur-general] Trusted User Application

Laurent Carlier lordheavym at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 11:02:24 EDT 2010

Le mardi 17 août 2010 04:44:58, Jonathan Conder a écrit :
> Hi everyone,
> I would like to apply to become a Trusted User. Ionuț/wonder has kindly
> agreed to sponsor me. Anyway, here is some info about me:
> Who am I?
> My name is Jonathan Conder, from Auckland, New Zealand. I'm currently a
> full-time student studying Maths and Computer Science (among other
> things). I've been using Linux since early 2008, after a bit of
> distro-hopping I moved to Arch, and was very impressed by the wiki and
> the degree of control I gained over my system. My forum username is
> PirateJonno, maybe some of you have seen me around.
> Why do I want to be a TU?
> Well, Arch has been my distribution of choice for several years now, and
> I would like to give something back to the community. I hope that this
> position will enable me to move some popular AUR packages to community.
> What packages am I interested in?
> Firstly, I would like to adopt MythTV (and related packages) since they
> seem to have no current maintainer. This would involve moving them out
> of extra and into community of course. If the need arises, I would also
> be willing to maintain anything I have installed, which boils down to a
> lot of GNOME desktop applications, a few games, and various multimedia
> programs or libraries.
> Other packages I would be interested in bringing to community are:
> fbsplash (along with a few themes)
> gnome-colors-icon-theme
> mediatomb (possibly with a few patches)
> nspluginwrapper-flash (if this presents no ideological issues)
> Also, I have a few projects of my own that could be added in future,
> namely PackageKit and nautilus-makepkg. See my AUR/GitHub pages at:
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=PirateJonno
> http://github.com/PirateJonno
> Can I do the job?
> I think I have enough experience packaging for Arch to become a TU.
> Although I don't maintain many AUR packages, I would do if the need
> arose. I often modify others' packages to change the configure flags,
> add a custom patch, enable debugging symbols, etc. My work on PackageKit
> has made me very familiar with the packaging system itself. I am also a
> reasonably experienced C/C++ programmer, which means I am usually pretty
> good at tracking down bugs. My ability to find bugs in unfamiliar code
> is also improving. For example, here are some I have reported/fixed:
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?email1=j%
> 40skurvy.no-ip.org&emailtype1=exact&emailreporter1=1
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/buglist.cgi?email1=j%
> 40skurvy.no-ip.org&emailtype1=exact&emailreporter1=1
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?status[]&opened=PirateJonno
> Thanks for your time,
> Jonathan

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