[aur-general] TU application - Kyle Keen

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 04:59:26 CET 2010

On Thu 02 Dec 2010 13:20 -0500, keenerd wrote:
> Hello all.  I am applying to become a TU.  My sponsor is Xyne.
> My name is Kyle Keen, though my handle for irc/bbs/the-last-12-years
> has been Keenerd.  I've been using Arch for a while now, from back
> when it was still known for refusing to package info files.  Before
> that I did a wee bit of dev work for Puppy Linux.  I actually got a
> bash gui app (yay xdialog) into the ISO but please don't look up the
> code, it was my first bash script and is rather terrifying.  Lately I
> am a 24 year old freelance electrical engineer and spend my days
> writing C, my nights writing Python and during the twilight hours some
> Bash.
> Right now I host the bugbot in #archlinux-bugs and I've got a few AUR
> packages(1).  Of them, ScrotWM and Slurm probably deserve to be in
> [community].  I've written several well-liked metatools for Arch
> including Pacgraph, Pacmatic, and Aurphan.  Aurphan is the main reason
> for trying to apply.
> Pierre requested a feature to cross check official packages as well as
> the AUR(2).  I was a little shocked to find 35 official orphans on my
> system.  Clearly, we are understaffed.  Arch has been nothing short of
> amazing and I want to do what I can to help keep it going.  Other
> goals include improving the maintenance tools and porting Arch to old
> or cheap architectures.  I also mirrored the AUR for a while and have
> a nearly complete copy of the old comments from before the Great Table
> Drop that should be re-inserted.

Well, we have most of the comments, they just haven't been merged back
into the database. I guess we can determine later if you have any others
that might be missing. How exactly did you mirror the AUR? Do you know
if there's a lot of this type of thing going on?

I wish people would mention this sort of thing. Maybe if there -really-
is a need we can make things more efficient and streamlined. Though I
still don't see why anyone would really need a whole copy of the AUR,
other than for research or something similar.

Glad to see you applying for TU. Cheers!

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