[aur-general] TU Application: Dave Reisner

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Tue Nov 30 03:13:42 CET 2010

On 30 November 2010 09:32, Kaiting Chen <kaitocracy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Greetings!
>> 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.
>> Dave.
>> [1] http://github.com/falconindy
>> [2] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=falconindy
> Wow this is falconindy. I am a huge fan of burp and cower and your post on
> systemd was quite educational (or linked to another page that was quite
> educational; I don't remember which). I looked through your PKGBUILD's on
> AUR and they look like they are in quite nice shape. Good luck! I think you
> would make a great addition to the team. --Kaiting.

I remember the nick from #archlinux and the Ubuntu forums. A very
knowledgable character overall, PKGBUILDs are good, attitude is right,
I have nothing bad to say.

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