[aur-general] TU application

Alexandre Filgueira alexfilgueira at cinnarch.com
Thu Jan 17 14:46:54 EST 2013

Hi everybody,

This whole thing of becoming a TU began after talking by email with
Allan about one article of his where he talked about one project of
mine. He put me in contact with Evangelos Foutras to be my sponsor,
and here I am trying to become a TU.

My name is Alexandre Filgueira. I'm a galician guy (Spain), 22 to 23
years old and computer lover.
I'm a sysadmin and teacher. I like bash, python and vala, but I have
knowledge in some other languages. I also like web programming.
I'm a tv-show/cinema addict and music lover, from classic to blues,
jazz, rock, punk...

I installed Arch the first time in 2008, at 18 years old. I was with
Ubuntu since 2006 and I always wanted to have more control over some
things, so I began trying distros... (Fedora, Gentoo, Debian...).
When I saw what Arch was about, my head thought... oh yeah baby!
...and when I had my first Arch Linux system installed... I simply felt
in love.

My first forum post is dated 2009.02.18 asking about help with the
grub when I deleted my ubuntu partition to have just Arch on my
system. I'm better now xD
I just have 2 packages in AUR simply because everything I wanted was
in the official repos or already in AUR [1].

After all these years using Arch Linux, I thought that I wasn't
helping the community as I could. I have a couple of forum posts,
most of them asking. I did years ago a script to automatically install
and configure a gnome system (gnome 2 in that time)[2].
My last contribution to the Arch Linux world is Cinnarch, being a
bridge to show how good is our base system, showing them across a
beautiful window, keeping the real rolling release soul intact.
Thanks to my work on Cinnarch, I could find a bug in libalpm and I
tried to fix it, with the help of David Reisner, the patch has already
been merged.[3]

My plan is to bring cinnamon to Arch Linux, a classic desktop built
with modern technologies. I think is a good one to have in our
official repos.
I don't own the cinnamon package in AUR, when I began with Cinnarch,
that package already existed. But I fixed some of the problems with
that package, like the switch to systemd (I was awake until 3am
fixing that thing in Cinnarch and then I reported the fix to the
Arch Linux community), or the screensaver fix when gnome 3.6 came.

And I think that's all. Thanks for considering me to become a TU.


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