[aur-general] TU application

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Mon Jul 15 17:00:11 EDT 2013

On 15.07.2013 22:31, Dicebot wrote:
> [sponsor     : Sven-Hendrik Haase]
> [AUR account : https://aur.archlinux.org/account/Dicebot]
> [IRC         : Dicebot @ irc.freenode.net]
> Hello,
> Long story short - I am insterested in becoming a Trusted User and
> taking care of packages related to D programming language.
> I have been using Arch Linux for last ~5 years but that does not really
> matter as I have never spent any considerable time maintaining packages.
> What does matter though is that I am quite active member of D community
> and familiar with minor details about its current infrastructure and
> have personal interest in improving user experience in that domain.
> I have been maintaing reference D compiler package (dmd2) in AUR
> before its inclusion into main repositories and kept contacting
> Sven-Hendrik with various improvement proposals after. At some point
> in the relatively long mail thread he has suggested to make a TU
> application so that I can take over those packages and maintain them
> directly - which is the primary motivating reason behind this mail.
> As my general competence level as a packager relatively low I am
> planning to solely focus on domain I am proficient with - D compilers,
> libraries and notable applications. Also contacting with D maintainers
> in other distros to ensure reasonable consistency.
> Regards,
> Dicebot

I'm confirming my sponsorship of this dude. I'd like to hand over the D
toolchain to someone else who actually uses D but I think it should stay
within official Arch repos.

He has helped me with the official D packages in the past. Furthermore,
I think this person shows good technical competence in general and can
probably be trusted with a few unrelated packages as well. I don't
consider the low self-perceived level of packaging experience a problem
in this case.


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