[aur-general] TU application - ConnorBehan
connor.behan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 20:54:12 EDT 2012
Hello Archers. This is my application to be a trusted user and my
sponsor is Sergej Pupykin. My name on all Arch projects is ConnorBehan.
Some of you may remember me fondly from a conversation or two, others
perhaps not so fondly, and I'm sure some of you don't know me at all!
Anyway, since I started using Arch five years ago, I have gone from
being mostly on the receiving end of support issues to mostly on the
giving end. In that time, Arch has grown immensely in popularity and
this puts increased pressure on the package maintainers so I want to
help. On the forums, I would not go so far as to say I'm "a regular"...
my posting is a bit on and off. But I have tried to be much more regular
on the AUR. I currently maintain 38 packages. There are other packages
that I used to maintain. Three of them are now in community under the
maintainership of a TU (audit, sk1 and python-lcms). And one of them was
a kernel package which was one of the first packages that Archers used
to get Radeon KMS support before it was considered stable.
The list of packages I would immediately put in community is not huge.
My gsview and xdvdshrink packages surely have enough votes to warrant
inclusion. I would also put python-gasp in community to help Arch users
who are learning Python from the book thinkcspy like I did. And using
talkfilters to chat in pirate speak never gets old. I also want to be in
a better position to adopt orphaned packages (or neglected packages like
info2man that should be orphaned). Six of my AUR packages so far were
submitted by someone else. The packages I would not include are
pidgin-broadcast (abuse potential), instantbird (unreliable with the
packaging choices I have made) and the numerous packages that are
I have started three open source projects since I became involved in
I am pretty sure that only the last one has a user base greater than one
=P. One thing you will probably notice from my AUR packages is that they
tend to contain large, self-written patches. This is my favourite part
about free software - modifying it to fix a bug or even add a
significant feature. I am very much in the habit of contributing these
patches back to upstream bug trackers:
Some of them get accepted, and some don't =). Thanks for taking the time
to read this and I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
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