[aur-general] TU Application - Massimiliano Torromeo

Massimiliano Torromeo massimiliano.torromeo at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 14:47:04 EDT 2011

On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 8:08 PM, Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com> wrote:
> On 08.10.2011 17:55, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
>> Massimiliano Torromeo <massimiliano.torromeo at gmail.com> 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 <https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=mtorromeo>
>>     [6] https://github.com/mtorromeo/archlinux-packages
>> 5 full days have passed the land.
>> The vote to decide Massimiliano's fate is at hand.
>> What will we decide?
>> Judgement will be applied.
>> Please vote, I hope you'll understand.
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/tu.php?id=51
>> -- Sven-Hendrik
> This was a huge success! 17 votes for yay~ and none for nope.
> Welcome to the team. Do the todo list [1]. Your account has been supersized.
> Congratulations!
> [1]
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_Trusted_User_Guidelines#TODO_list_for_new_Trusted_Users

I was about to leave for the night but I want to thank everybody for the trust.

I'm very happy to be a part of this great team!

I'll take all the necessary steps of the TODO list tomorrow.

Have a good night!

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