[aur-general] TU Application - Massimiliano Torromeo

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Mon Oct 3 13:30:13 EDT 2011

On 03.10.2011 17:56, Massimiliano Torromeo wrote:
> Hi,
> Sven-Hendrik Haase is sponsoring my application as a trusted user.
> I thought about applying as a TU for some time now, I think the
> selection of packages provided by Arch is already great but there is
> always space for additional quality software in community and I hope
> to help with that.
> Here's a little background about myself:
> I'm a 28yr old italian guy, working as a system administrator and
> developer at a company that provides web-services, hosting and housing
> solutions.
> I first tried linux out of curiosity back when Mandriva was still
> called Mandrake, but I didn't like it at all and the RPM system made
> me cry tears of blood.
> I didn't linux again for a couple of years and then I tried gentoo. I
> was at my last year of high school and, being already a developer at
> heart, I wasn't scared but rather really interested by its packaging
> system that required extensive time of compilation but providing
> extreme customization possibilities at the same time.
> That was the time when I finally dropped Windows for good and I kept
> using gentoo for years as my primary os, while only checking out other
> distros every once in a while. In all this years I tried many other
> distributions both out of personal curiosity and for work: Suse, Red
> Hat, Fedora, CentOS, [K]Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Slackware, Oracle Linux
> and of course Arch! plus some BSDs (FreeBSD and Mac OSX), but I still
> like Arch the best.
> Like I said, I am a developer at heart and I released some
> applications [1] as opensource, first as GPL but I then became more of
> a BSD/MIT guy.
> The most successful of them all has been a grafical frontend for
> embedded devices such as gaming handhelds which I developed (using
> SDL/C++) initially for the GP2X [2] but was later ported to many other
> devices by other developers/communities, called GMenu2X [3].
> I am a confident developer who loves the Python language, but I also
> user very often PHP, C++, Bash (for scripts of course) and other
> languages.
> My work as a system administrator involves installing and configuring
> machines (Arch based whenever possible) with a variety of server
> softwares, and that's where I will probably focus as a TU.
> I already maintain a private repository of packages that help me keep
> the aforementioned machines up-to-date.
> From this packages I selected an initial list of what I plan to move
> to community:
> - percona-server
> - mariadb (refactored to replace mysql, unlike the one in AUR. See [4])
> - nagios-nrpe
> - nagios-plugins
> - nmon
> - ttf-ubuntu-font-family
> - rt3562sta
> - arp-scan
> - e4rat
> - mtop
> - php-mongo
> - pngcrush
> - supervisor
> - vdfuse
> - vbox-runner
> You can see on the AUR [5] and on github [6] that I have written
> already a pretty long list of PKGBUILDs including the popular dropbox.
> If you have any question, just ask.
> Thanks!
> [1] https://github.com/mtorromeo/
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X
> [3] http://mtorromeo.github.com/gmenu2x/
> [4] https://github.com/mtorromeo/archlinux-packages/tree/master/mariadb-mysql-replacement
> [5] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=mtorromeo
> [6] https://github.com/mtorromeo/archlinux-packages
Who is this person? I don't know him.

jk, I think he's an alright right guy with lots of experience in servery

Let the discussion begin.

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