[aur-general] TU Application

Thomas S Hatch thatch45 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 14:48:46 EDT 2011

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 11:42 AM, Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com>wrote:

> On 09/03/2011 06:13 PM, Alexander Rødseth wrote:
>> Hello,
>> My name is Alexander Rødseth. I'm from Oslo, Norway, am 29 years old
>> for two more months and have been using Arch for a couple of years.
>> My first taste of Linux was a brief acquaintance with Red Hat over a
>> decade ago, followed by Slackware and then Debian for a few years. Now
>> I use Arch Linux both at home and at work, and it's my absolute
>> favorite so far.
>> My 62 AUR packages [1] have a total of 2519 votes, where 32% of the
>> votes are for packages I submitted, while the rest are for previously
>> orphaned packages, that needed a warm and caring home.
>> I like how Arch tries to avoid fixing things behind your back, which I
>> think is evident from the installation process, the package manager
>> and the love for simplicity I've found in Arch users and developers
>> alike.
>> I enjoy programming in Go, Haskell, Python and C, try to contribute to
>> open source projects with bug reports and the occasional patch (here
>> is one for Blender [2] and one for Firefox [3]). When I was younger, I
>> wrote a program for drawing icons and animating sprites. [4] I have a
>> wacky homepage where I experiment with HTML5 and upload small CLI
>> programs as I see fit. [5]
>> I'm currently employed in Hue AS [6], a company that (roughly
>> explained) sells a software engine for converting sound to
>> 3D-graphics. I mainly work with developing and maintaining the
>> internal systems for keeping track of licenses, builds and issues with
>> the code (mostly written in Python). Luckily, I only program a minimum
>> of C++. ;)
>> I started working with programming before studying computer science,
>> and I am on a lifelong track of continuing to learn stuff on my own.
>> At least one of my AUR packages has been moved to [community]
>> (lib32-libasyncns, moved by Jan Steffens in 2010, only have the e-mail
>> as reference) and I've contributed to at least one package in [extra]
>> [7].
>> I hang out and answer questions on #archlinux as often as I can.
>> My goal with becoming a TU is first and foremost to help out with
>> maintaining packages for the distro that I love and use.
>> If I can find a bug to fix or a feature to add to pacman, or any other
>> arch-centric application, I would like to do so. (Could an option for
>> pacman to list all system-files that are not owned by a package be
>> something?)
>> I am grumpy before the first cup of coffee in the morning, other than
>> that I'm generally happy, helpful and benevolent. I try to get a
>> minimum of exercise and I'm in a stable relationship. I like the game
>> of Go and creating music with jack, MIDI-synths and Arch, of course.
>> Evangelos Foutras was kind enough to sponsor me for applying to become a
>> TU.
>> --
>> Humble regards,
>>  Alexander Rødseth
>>  (xyproto on IRC, trontonic on AUR)
>> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/**packages.php?SeB=m&K=**
>> trontonic&PP=128&SO=d&O=0&SB=v<https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=trontonic&PP=128&SO=d&O=0&SB=v>
>> [2] http://www.3dmodellering.no/**beckmann/<http://www.3dmodellering.no/beckmann/>
>> [3] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/**show_bug.cgi?id=78414<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78414>  (ctrl-f, "patch")
>> [4] http://burn.sf.net
>> [5] http://roboticoverlords.org
>> [6] http://hue.no
>> [7] http://projects.archlinux.org/**svntogit/packages.git/tree/**
>> crypto%2B%2B/trunk/<http://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/crypto%2B%2B/trunk/>
> Good sir,
> thou seem to have quite an abundance of [community] candidates in thine
> firm and warm grip. It fills me with beautiful pleasure to know that such a
> fine and benevolent gentleman as thyself would find the time and desire to
> write to this most welcoming of mailing lists to offer thine own will and
> workforce to this organization of enlightened souls.
> It would appear that thou should be capable and able to help us out. I have
> to inquire, though, whether there is anything thou would want to specialize
> in? As thou seem to indulge in music creation and Go, perhaps those could be
> thine utmost priority.
> +1

Your Ceph package competes with my moosefs package :)

I have been wondering when trontonic would show up here!

I will look over your packages, but so far I think your application looks

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