[aur-general] TU Application - Felix Yan

Felix Yan felixonmars at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 11:51:49 EDT 2012

On 10/21/2012 11:04 PM, Felix Yan wrote:
> Dear archers,
> I was looking for a sponsor in August 2012 [1], and thank Jonathan
> Steel for contacting me right after he became a new TU. He helps me a
> lot and I'm keeping clean up and improve my PKGBUILDs in AUR with his
> suggestions. I think I can do more than as a user, so I am now
> applying to become a Trusted User, after some knowledge & skills
> preparing in the last few weeks. Bartłomiej Piotrowski has kindly
> sponsored me (just today :P and thanks a lot).
> I love Arch mainly because of the PKGBUILD. Never could I find another
> great and simple-enough to write description file of an easy-to-use
> package manager. I never created a successful package in .deb although
> I was a Ubuntu and PPA user for more than two years(Hmm, my lack of
> knowledge in bash & English should also be a problem at that time).
> When I began to use Arch, I was impressed deeply by pacman(A lot of
> points are in "ILoveCandy", although :P) and that's why I switched all
> my workspaces to Arch.
> I have been an Archer only for one year and a half but 4 for the Linux
> world. I submitted my first package by the end of last year, and
> maintain more and more during the last a few months (61 for now [2],
> with a total of 460 votes). I am eager to maintain packages that loved
> and needed by Chinese users as I am one too, such as input
> methods(fcitx-*, ibus-*, sunpinyin, libpinyin, rime, etc), internet
> supplicant in Chinese universities(mentohust/ruijieclient), chat tools
> qq related(linuxqq, webqq, libqq*, etc) and popular proxy tools
> (sshuttle, goagent, etc). As I am a python programmer and maintaining
> more than 20 python libraries I use for now, I'm also ready for some
> popular python libraries. I'll take those orphans in [community] (or
> possibly [extra] if approved and moved) in these cases, too.
> I am also a good user in keeping active in reporting and following
> issues upstream, such as pidgin-lwqq [3].
> As I looked after more and more packages on AUR I found many users not
> so convenient to install so many packages in AUR, so I joined
> archlinuxcn's community repository project [4] to provide popular
> packages in binary. But this is not good for user to involve in (such
> as flag out-of-date, report bugs, etc). It could be a lot better if I
> could move the most popular ones into [community] so users does not
> need to manually add a (not fully-trusted) third-party community
> repository.
> I am also an IT manager in work, and maintaining several Arch servers.
> I only use x86_64 architecture but keep an eye on i686 as some of the
> old hardwares are not ready for 64-bit. I have several popular WM/DEs
> installed but using XFCE mostly.
> I am a wine user and keep an eye on its fresh news. Although I am not
> using any wine programs too much, I sometimes play osu! or TESV:
> Skyrim under wine.
> Some more info about me: 21, male, Wuhan in China, working in a
> startup, not very good at C and English, but trying to keep them in a
> package-ready level :P A classical music lover, and also accept some
> of the NewAge.
> Thank you for your time in reading my application.
> [1] http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2012-August/020104.html
> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?O=0&K=felixonmars&do_Search=Go&detail=1&C=0&SeB=m&SB=n&SO=a&PP=100&outdated=
> [3] https://github.com/xiehuc/pidgin-lwqq/issues?page=1&state=closed  (Chinese)
> Kind regards,
> Felix Yan
> Twitter: @felixonmars
> Wiki: http://felixc.at

Sorry for the wrong signature, I am a new user of Thunderbird :P

Now I am confirming my application with correct signature.

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