[aur-general] TU application, sponsored by Lukas Fleischer

Doug Newgard scimmia22 at outlook.com
Mon Jan 20 18:55:26 EST 2014

> Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 23:32:08 +0000
> From: onny at project-insanity.org
> To: aur-general at archlinux.org
> Subject: [aur-general] TU application, sponsored by Lukas Fleischer
> Hi ArchLinux community,
> I like to apply as TU, sponsored by Lukas Fleischer (aka CryptoCrack),
> since my passion and work for ArchLinux continues since half a decade
> and I really would like to get more involved into development and
> package maintaining.
> My name is Jonas (my public key [1]), I'm 23 years old, computer science
> student in Karlsruhe, Germany. I switched to Linux in school while
> working voluntarily on a school server [2] and school internet cafe
> together with a class mate in our free time. Hacking on fun projects
> became on of my big hobbies and some of them are documented in my blog
> [3]. I get a lot of inspiration and exchange in my local hacker space,
> the Entropia e.V. [4] which is part of the CCC (Chaos Computer Club) [5]
> but also at work as a network administrator at the architecture faculty
> of my university.
> I love ArchLinux, using it on my servers (with several ArchLinux vms)
> and on my laptop, because it's simple, basic and fast. The wiki is also
> one of my favorite places in the community, because all the
> documentation is pragmatic and to the point. I constantly write new
> how-to's or improve instructions on other pages [6]. In my opinion, a
> well written Wiki/Doku, also for all the third-party software, is very
> important and one reason why I don't want to use Debian anymore for my
> projects.
> I learned how to write clean and sometimes complex PKGBUILDs over time
> and now maintaining up to 150 AUR packages [7]. Some of them are really
> important to me (using them on my server or integrated them to my
> projects) and I think also important to the community, so I would like
> to put them into the community repository. For example: archivemount,
> btar, dmtcp, etherpad-lite, freecad, gallery, gitlab, hlds, joomla,
> opentracker, pyload, python-libtorrent-rasterbar, sslstrip, etc. For
> other packages, I adopted them just to fix broken PKGBUILDs or I tried
> to port non-supported software to ArchLinux like Zenoss, oVirt or Kolab
> while working with their developers to improve ArchLinux support.
> At least, here are some of my experimental projects you can look at:
> p2pacman [8], pkgcheck [9], wikidict [10], carpc based on ArchLinux
> [11].
> For further questions, you can find me on #archlinux at freenode or just
> ask them here on the mailinglist.
> Best regards,
> Jonas
> [1] http://onny.project-insanity.org/files/gpg.asc
> [2]
> http://www.project-insanity.org/blog/2010/06/03/dokumentation-zur-einrichtung-des-schulserver-fur-die-freie-waldorfschule-vaihingenenz/
> (text unfortunately in German)
> [3] http://project-insanity.org
> [4] https://entropia.de
> [5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_Computer_Club
> [6] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Special:Contributions/Onny
> [7] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?K=onny&SeB=m
> [8] https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=163362
> [9] https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=162816
> [10] https://git.morbi-happens.de/onny/wikidict
> [11]
> http://www.project-insanity.org/blog/2012/10/10/archlinux-touchscreen-carpc-mit-xbmc-frontend/

I'm a nobody, so my opinion probably doesn't count, but if you can't properly
maintain the package you already have the AUR, why do you want to take on more
responsibility? A quick look shows packages marked out of date, one for nearly
10 months (flamerobin), packages with fixes posted in the comments months ago
that you haven't implemented (libappindicator), VCS packages with useless
pkgver() functions (most of your -git packages), and packages with no package()
function (vim-paster and others). So help me out here, what would make you a
good TU? 		 	   		  

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