[aur-general] TU application

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Thu Jan 17 19:39:29 EST 2013

On 17/01/13 21:46, Alexandre Filgueira wrote:
> 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.
> [1]https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?K=faidoc&SeB=m
> [2]http://archive.org/details/Videotutorial
> [3]https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2013-January/016283.html

Even though Xfce is the best DE, I confirm my sponsorship of Alexandre;
it'd be cool to have Cinnamon in our repos.

Let's begin with the discussion. :)

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