[aur-general] Arch Linux Trusted User application Christian Hesse

Ike Devolder ike.devolder at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 20:12:36 UTC 2015

On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 12:17:06PM +0100, Christian Hesse wrote:
> Hello Arch Linux community,
> this year I received an extra Christmas present: Bartłomiej Piotrowski asked
> me to apply to become an Arch Linux trusted user. Just some days later Ike
> Devolder had the same in mind - as I already have a sponsor he promised to
> give his vote. Thanks!
> My name is Christian Hesse (aka eworm), I was born in 1982 and I live in
> Germany. I work for an educational institution, with FOM (Fachhochschule für
> Ökonomie und Management) being the most prominent part. My work includes
> networking and Linux stuff. Most Linux servers are Debian based, some machines
> even run Arch.
> In my free time I fly radio controlled helicopters, take photographs, read
> books, go geocaching, meet friends, ...
> My first contact with Linux was about 1998 when SuSE Linux 6.8 (or similar,
> not perfectly sure) was offered by my school in a special deal. I installed
> it but did not manage to get the X server running. Some time later I bought
> a SuSE Linux 7.0 package, installed it and abandoned the well known
> proprietary operating system. I am a free software enthusiast since these
> days.
> Some SuSE versions later I was annoyed by Yast overwriting my configuration
> files over and over again... I decided do install LFS (Linux from scratch)
> and learned a lot, changed to Gentoo to get a package manager and finally
> installed Arch Linux in... Hmm... January 2010? ... for a serious system.
> I felt in love with this great distribution and its package manager pacman.
> To date I am perfectly happy. My main system is still running my first Arch
> Linux installation (though this installation survived at least three
> notebooks...).
> I started maintaining packages in AUR [0] soon. Within four and a half year
> the number increased to over 200, still counting.
> I would like to move some of these to [community]: MySQL Workbench comes in
> mind with 274 votes, LibreCAD and various Yubikey related packages being
> other candidates. Hopefully PackageKit will be prepared for prime time again
> soon.
> My main focus is on system administration, but I do have an attitude to
> programming. A number of open source projects includes changes by me, some
> just being bug fixes, some introducing new features. I do not want to bore
> you, so I will not list them here.
> I even have started some projects on my own [1][2]. Dynamic QR
> code on website anybody? Or desktop notifications for journal entries, netlink
> or block device changes? Some projects are specific to Arch Linux. Want to
> share pacman cache on local network? Full disk encryption with mkinitcpio and
> Yubikey?
> On community events I got in contact with the Linux Professional Institute. 
> Nowadays I am member of LPI German e.V. [3] and working as proctor taking
> certification exams.
> Additionally my co-author Michael Gisbers and I wrote a German book ("Linux
> Essentials. Vorbereitung auf die Prüfung des Linux Professional Institute")
> for Linux Essentials exam preparation, published at Open Source Press [4].
> I am going to marry next month, so do not expect me to be too active until
> the end of January. Nevertheless I would be pleased to join the team now and
> enhance Arch Linux in the future.
> Thanks a lot to all of you for considering my application.
> Best Regards,
> Chris
> [0] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?SeB=m&K=eworm
> [1] https://github.com/eworm-de
> [2] http://git.eworm.de/
> [3]
> http://www.lpice.eu/lpi-partner/lpi-ev/die-mitglieder-des-lpi-e-v/christian-hesse.html
> [4] http://www.opensourcepress.de/de/autoren/Christian-Hesse
> -- 
> main(a){char*c=/*    Schoene Gruesse                         */"B?IJj;MEH"
> "CX:;",b;for(a/*    Chris           get my mail address:    */=0;b=c[a++];)
> putchar(b-1/(/*               gcc -o sig sig.c && ./sig    */b/42*2-3)*42);}

I confirm I had the same idea as Bartłomiej. Seems I was a few days
later :p.

I have been using some packages maintained by Christian, and those are
all in good shape.
He is also blazingly fast to update when there are new upstream releases

So lets go vote ;)

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