[aur-general] TU Application - György Balló

Thomas S Hatch thatch45 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 18:53:49 EST 2012

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Balló György <ballogyor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> I'm applying to be a Trusted User.
> I'm a 24 years old Hungarian web developer, and I'm using Arch Linux as my
> main system since 2010 summer. Before that I used a Debian-based distro for
> one year. In my free time I like surfing on the net, contributing to
> OpenStreetMap, bicycling, hiking, take photos about trams, and of course,
> packaging.
> I really like Arch Linux's transparency, the pacman and the build system,
> the website and the great wiki. I'm maintaining packages[1] a long time
> ago, and I already contributed to wiki by creating a page about
> libcanberra[2], and updated, extended some other articles.
> I reported many issues[3] with GNOME packages (including upstream and
> packaging bugs) to make Arch Linux better. I usually try to find the
> solution and send patch to upstream if needed before open bug reports. I
> helped to Ioni e.g. on updating some C# packages, and I also cooperated
> with AndyRTR on splitting out extensions from libreoffice
> package.
> I currently have 150 packages in AUR with a total of 5775 votes. I already
> maintain more than 200 packages as source packages on github[4] and as
> built i686 packages in my [ayatana] repo[5]. I don't want to move all of
> these packages to [community], only the popular ones. I always try to make
> the best packages and I hate poorly written PKGBUILDs.
> Some packages that I would like to add to [community]:
> - deja-dup (115 votes)
> - gwibber (299 votes)
> - pinta (186 votes)
> Some orphan packages in [community] that I could adopt:
> - agave
> - buoh
> My goal with becoming a TU is to provide more popular GTK+ applications in
> [community] and keep GNOME stable and consistent by fixing packages on
> large updates if needed. I hope that I could support Arch Linux as a TU in
> the next months and years.
> Alexander Rødseth is my sponsor.
> Best regards,
> György Balló
> My PGP key:
> https://raw.github.com/City-busz/Arch-Linux-Repository/master/ballogyor@gmail.com-public.asc
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=City-busz
> [2] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Libcanberra
> [3]
> https://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?project=1&status[]=&opened=City-busz&do=index
> [4] https://github.com/City-busz/Arch-Linux-Repository
> [5] http://ayatana.info/
I am excited to see you applying to be a TU, I think you would make a
killer addition to the team. It is somewhat rare that we see someone with
as many packages and as much experience as you apply! I hope the voting
goes well for you!

- Thomas S Hatch

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