[aur-general] TU Application

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Wed Jan 30 17:07:02 EST 2013

On 30.01.2013 21:09, Maxime Gauduin wrote:
> Hi all,
> My name is Maxime Gauduin, I'm 23 and I live in France where I work as a
> chemical engineer. I've been using Arch Linux for almost 2 years now, and
> have been thinking about applying for a TU position for a while. Recently I
> was contacted by Svenstaro, asking if I minded him putting my higan package
> in [community]. That was the trigger, and Svenstaro kindly offered to be my
> sponsor.
> I have been into computers since the age of 10, when I had my first one, at
> the time it was running Win98. The first time I installed a Linux distro I
> was 18, and the distro was Ubuntu.  Not long after, I decided to try other
> distros, I switched to LinuxMint, which I really liked, then LMDE. However
> I had always wanted the bleeding edge, because I was building all my
> emulators, and the video codecs for my encoding needs. That is when I
> stumbled upon Arch Linux, somebody was praising it on a Linux Youtube show,
> I thought I'd give it a try. The first install was a learning experience,
> took me about 4h no less. Today I can have Arch installed in a matter of
> minutes.
> I realize I may not be as skilled as most current TUs, as I do not know any
> language and am not a developper. However I know my way around bash very
> well. I really enjoy writing PKGBUILDs for apps I'm using, and poking
> around when something does not work. I have already sent patches upstream,
> for the aegisub project [1], for the Pantheon DE on launchpad, and more
> recently for makepkg. The patch was nothing out of the ordinary, I needed
> sed to follow symlinks because of the way I'm maintaining my PKGBUILDs [2].
> I also have a little project of mine which has been well received by the
> community, on my Github account [3]. These are mkinitcpio hooks which will
> build virtualbox, host and guest, and nvidia modules using dkms when
> generating the initramfs. As I'm mainly using the ck kernel, they make
> updating a breeze.
> I've been involved with the aur-general mailing list since the beginning,
> and have recently subscribed to the arch-general and pacman-dev.  As for
> the forums, I've got a mere 21 posts as I've been posting only when I had
> problems, or helping people which had the same problem at the time, which
> did not happen that often. I also have several contributions to the wiki,
> on the Virtualbox, Nvidia, Steam pages and others.
> The packages I'd like to bring to [community] are mainly the newly released
> higan emulator (which I have declined into higan-gtk and higan-qt on the
> AUR) and its associated patcher beat, firewalld and python2-slip from
> Fedora, the Faience themes and icon theme, ffmpegsource and my mkinitcpio
> hooks if they are eligible. Also after some talking with Svenstaro, it
> seems emulators on Arch need some love: we don't have, for example, a GB
> emulator (apart from higan, but which is not that great for this at the
> moment). I have just adopted dolphin-emu-git, I'm willing to bring the
> stable version, if it's okay with the current maintainer, and I just
> adopted the vba-m package (but still haven't updated it yet).
> I'm also thinking of bringing the Pantheon DE to arch, which is the
> official DE of the newly released elementaryOS Luna beta 1. Currently using
> Gnome-Shell, I fell in love with Pantheon. I've created a bunch of packages
> on the AUR to play around with it, but being based on Gnome 3.4 while arch
> has 3.6 introduces a lot of incompatibilities. Still, I'd really like to
> overcome these and bring it to Arch users.
> Well, I believe that's all I have to say. Thank you all in advance for
> considering my application. I hope to be able to learn more among all of
> you.
> [1]
> http://devel.aegisub.org/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=closed&status=infoneeded&status=infoneeded_new&status=new&status=reopened&reporter=Alucryd&order=priority
> [2] https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/33575
> [3] https://github.com/Alucryd/mkinitcpio-hooks
Confirming that I'm indeed sponsoring this dude. Let's discuss.

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