[aur-general] ArchLinux TU Application: Fabio Castelli (Muflone)
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Thu Jul 31 09:29:09 EDT 2014
On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 5:25 AM, Balló György <ballogyor at gmail.com>
> 2014. 07. 31, csütörtök keltezéssel 01.06-kor Muflone ezt írta:
>> Hi everyone
>> My name's Fabio Castelli (aka Muflone) from Italy and I wish to
>> apply to
>> become a TU for ArchLinux to maintain some packages in the community
>> repository. My TU sponsor is György Balló.
>> I actually work as a software developer in a local private company
>> and I
>> use GNU/Linux since the 1998, having started with Slackware 2.0.
>> Many years have passed through Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu and finally
>> ArchLinux that actually I use daily at home and at my job place
>> since a
>> couple of years. Debian is still often used for software packaging,
>> deploy services in my network and for less experienced colleagues
>> needs some GNU/Linux environment in my job place.
>> My experience in development is long term, starting in '80s with
>> Basic, actually I work daily in Python (under Windows, GNU/Linux and
>> i5/OS, both desktop, server and web platforms), Delphi and VB (under
>> Windows), RPG/400 and CL (under i5/OS) and many other things which
>> I use
>> less often, like C or J2EE.
>> My open source contributions are a really long list but let's try
>> to not
>> be boring:
>> - maintainer for over 160 packages in the AUR, most of them updated
>> - maintainer for some Debian packages:
>> - author of various open source softwares:
>> - written hundreds of articles for an Italian website around VB6
>> development through the 1998 and 2004: http://www.vbsimple.net/
>> - written hundreds of articles for an Italian website around Ubuntu
>> through the 2009 and the 2011: http://ubuntrucchi.wordpress.com/
>> - support in the Italian Ubuntu forum, I was the second most active
>> member of the forum through the 2009 and the 2012:
>> - support and founder of LQH (Linux Quality Help), an Italian
>> forum where normal users could ask their questions and only the
>> group could offer support, resulting in higher quality service, ran
>> from highly experienced users through the 2009 and the 2012:
>> - written tenth of Italian video guides around PyGTK development
>> the 2008 and the 2010: http://pygtk.wordpress.com/
>> - written a couple of articles around GNOME Shell in the 2011:
>> - could continue but better stopping here.. too boring. I'm sorry!
>> ArchLinux is actually my favorite GNU/Linux distributions and I
>> think I
>> could do a lot of work in enhancing this great distribution.
>> What I love about ArchLinux is the perfect control it gives to me
>> and it
>> needs from me.
>> Every time I need some software, I package it and then I publish it
>> under AUR.
>> I try to apply an old Microsoft rule: "Never ever write the same
>> twice", so if the software resulted useful to me then it could be
>> for other users and AUR is a perfect place where to find stuff.
>> There are a lot of packages that I wish to move in the community
>> repository: hfsprogs, kompozer, sweethome3d, gmtp, arista,
>> spyder/spyder3, sbackup, gwakeonlan, gespeaker, remmina-plugin-*,
>> There are also packages maintained from other users that I wish to
>> in community repository: dex2jar, dmg2img, firefox-theme-adwaita and
>> thunderbird-theme-adwaita, gigolo, gscan2pdf, httrack, linkchecker,
>> loggedfs, netactview, pacmanlogviewer, parallel-python, pyrenamer.
>> I read daily the AUR general and AUR requests mailing lists but I
>> participate in the discussions, after many years of discussions in
>> ML and forums I lost the pleasure in writing stuff inside the
>> The same applies to IRC, too much time spent in helping others (I
>> also HelpOp in #irchelp) forced me to away even from IRC.
>> My job coincided with my favorite hobby so, apart my personal
>> (see GitHub) I love reading heavy books (technical, development,
>> sysadmin, networking but also theater or classic novels) and
>> films when the TV is not owned by my gf.
>> Thank you for reading up to here.
>> Best regards
>> Fabio Castelli / Muflone
> I'm confirming my sponsorship. I think that Fabio has great
> and has excellent packages in AUR.
> A discussion period of 5 days has been started now.
> György Balló
> Trusted User
I can only agree with György here. Your packages are neat and have
enough votes, and you got plenty of experience. I'm sure you'll be a
great addtion to the team. Not much to ask you apart from the usual:
are you maybe interested in taking over some of our orphans  ?
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