[aur-general] TU application

Drmgiver drmgiver at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 00:10:25 EST 2013

On 01/17/2013 06:39 PM, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
> 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. :)
New to Arch, (coming from Mint, and I love this) and I apologize for the 
interruption, but what is a TU exactly?


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