[aur-general] TU Application: Dave Reisner

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Tue Nov 30 02:01:04 CET 2010


Please consider this my application to become a Trusted User. My name is
Dave Reisner, and I'm 27 years old, currently residing in the New York
City area. Ionut Biru has graciously offered to sponsor this
application. I'm a self-taught programmer, computer enthusiast, an
occasional IT consultant, and I enjoy brutal sarcasm & dry wit. During
the daytime, I star as a QA website tester, writing automated test
scripts with the Selenium framework. At night, I prefer Bash & C, but I
also dabble in Go, Java, Ruby, and Python.

Although I've only been using Arch for a little over a year now, I've
become very much appreciative and endeared to its simplistic style and
offer of freedom in administration. I quickly settled into a CLI setup
featuring DWM, mutt, ncmpcpp, tmux, etc and filled in any missing gaps
with Bash and C programs of my own design. In particular, I wrote cower
and burp, which interface with the AUR to do clean and fast downloading
and uploading (respectively) from the AUR. Please feel free to visit my
Github repositories [1].

I also consider myself to have been an active contributor to the Arch
community. I advocate the testing repo (which I use on all the boxes I
maintain), I diligently file and follow up with bug reports, providing
patches or other solutions whenever possible, and I've made a few
(though somewhat minor) code contributions to pacman.

Over the course of the past year, I've picked up a number of packages in
the AUR [2]. While many of these aren't very popular, I would like to
make an effort to bring Systemd into community to make it more
accessible. I believe that while it does not necessarily fall directly
in line with the "true spirit" of Arch, it's an excellent project and
there are many people interested in its offerings within the Arch
community. I've been following its development since a month after
Lennart made his initial announcement, and I have been the major
provider of Systemd packages on the AUR.

In addition, I've spoken with Daniel Griffiths and I offered to relieve
him of some of his packaging duties (given his hectic schedule), and we
agreed on: asciidoc, html2text, and rsnapshot.  Eventually, as I become
more comfortable with the role, I would like to take on more packages to
help insure that our repos stay fresh and full of useful software. Since
the recent cleanup.

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for taking the
time to consider my application.


[1] http://github.com/falconindy
[2] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=falconindy

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