[aur-general] TU application

Taylor Lookabaugh jesus.christ.i.love at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 00:31:23 EST 2013



Taylor Lookabaugh

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM, Drmgiver <drmgiver at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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<https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?K=faidoc&SeB=m>
>>> [2]http://archive.org/details/**Videotutorial<http://archive.org/details/Videotutorial>
>>> [3]https://mailman.archlinux.**org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2013-**
>>> January/016283.html<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?
> Michael

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