[aur-general] TU application

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Wed Jul 17 14:02:04 EDT 2013

On 07/15/13 at 11:00pm, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
> 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.
> Sven

It's nice to see someone apply who is willing to maitain the D
toolchain. But are you willing to maintain non-related D packages in
[community] which are currently orphan or is there a certain category of
packages you like to maintain?

Jelle van der Waa
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