[aur-general] TU Application - Massimiliano Torromeo

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Tue Oct 4 12:52:37 EDT 2011

On 04.10.2011 18:51, Stefan Husmann wrote:
> Am 03.10.2011 19:20, schrieb Massimiliano Torromeo:
>> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Thomas S Hatch<thatch45 at gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> I hope I did not derail this too much, your packages look good, and
>>> your
>>> github account is very impressive! It looks like you have the
>>> motivation and
>>> the competency to help maintain and uphold the Arch way .
>> Thanks!
>> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Stefan Husmann
>> <stefan-husmann at t-online.de>  wrote:
>>> Massimiliano, I saw you have some ruby packages in your github repo,
>>> but
>>> you did not mention ruby as a language you have skills in. I think
>>> we lack
>>> someone with that skill.
>> My experience with ruby so far has been more from the side of a
>> sysadmin. As a developer I have basic knowledge of the language to
>> understand what's going on, and even to patch code when there is need
>> for it.
>> I would dare to say that I have basic knowledge of most of the more
>> popular languages, except for functional programming which I really
>> can't get myself to like at all.
> That's more than I can tell from me.
>>> I maintain pngcrush in AUR and thought myself to bring it to
>>> [community].
>>> The main reason for not doing so was that we have optipng there,
>>> which does
>>> entirely the same as pngcrush.
>> I didn't know about optipng, I will check into it, and since there is
>> already a TU behind pngcrush I will probably leave it out of the list
>> then.
> If you become a TU feel free to decide differently than I did. My
> remark was
> merely meant as a question to the other TUs what to do in such a case.
> Regards Stefan

I don't see anything wrong with having officially maintained
alternatives unless one of them is vastly superior to the other or even
an official successor.

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