[aur-general] Looking for a sponsor

jsteel mail at jsteel.org
Thu Aug 9 08:43:55 EDT 2012

On 9 August 2012 08:56, Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com> wrote:
> Can you provide some links to your upstream contributions (patches, pull
> requests, bug reports)?

By "help with any queries or issues" I mean looking for help getting
it running on Arch to help create a working PKGBUILD, not contributing
to the projects as such; just using Web/forums/lists/bugs/IRC/email
usually in that order. With forums/lists/bugs I may just monitor
rather than participate unless necessary. Here's a few recent

abe had an issue which I found a fix for from an existing bug report:

I was in contact with openclonk on IRC where I relayed on the package
comments that 5.3 should fix the current issues (when released) and
that the hg version works (which I also maintain):

I used to maintain amazonmp3 and was in contact with upstream about
issues via email.

> you should have excellent response times in case you become TU.

I believe my response times are good. "Excellent" is attainable.

> I noticed you still have || return 1s in there. You should delete those as
> this is now default behaviour.
> ...
> You also haven't even cleaned up some packages you adopted and it
> some it still has the old guy as the maintainer.
> ...
> You should definitely spend some time on your packages there
> and at least build/upload them once with your data as opposed to just
> clicking "adopt".

Yes, there are packages I have not edited if they work. I will fix
these today and any future ones I adopt right away. Thank you for
pointing that out.

> do you know how to write a PKGBUILD from scratch?

Yes I am very capable of doing this [1]. I have thoroughly read the
PKGBULD man page and wiki entry and also about creating packages and
standards. I do have one question, and that is the use of curly
brackets. I find people recommending and not recommending their use
but nothing official stated. I am aware of their purpose so is it down
to personal preference?

> If you clean your packages following my above suggestions, I might
> sponsor you.
> -- Sven-Hendrik

Thank you.


[1] Example of a PKGBUILD I created from scratch:

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