[aur-general] TU application: Pierre Neidhardt
ambrevar at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 10:23:16 UTC 2015
My name is Pierre Neidhardt. I am sending my TU application under the
sponsor of Alexander F Rødseth (xyproto). (Thanks again, Alexander.)
Before going on with the geekiness, a few things about me: my hobbies include
cinema, reading & watching stuff on psychology and education, as well as
quitting my job + moving out + travelling to another country every two years. I
am a computer scientist. I am deeply interested in algorithms, languages and
operating systems, but my main field remains computer graphics. I have worked in
research and briefly for the video game industry. I am working / planning on
getting games and engines running on Unices. I am also a little active in the
Wine project and on AppDB.
I have been dealing with many different flavours of Unices for several years
now. My preference goes to KISS / fundamental Unices, such as Gentoo, FreeBSD,
or, surprisingly, Arch :D I love the robustness and the scientific approach of
these distributions and their philosophy. (I have deep respect for the dreadful
I am fond of programming languages created with a technically simple and elegant
design in mind. I am thinking of C, Lua and the younger Go. I've contributed to
numerous open-source projects (dwb, Emacs, Mutt, ranger...), since I strongly
endorse the opinion that upstream should be fixed first ;) I have created and
maintained a few programs. One of them is demlo, a (very) dynamic and
extensible music organizer. (Currently broken with Lua 5.3 because of an
unported dependency... Will fix soon!)
I also used to be a TeX and LaTeX guru and I contributed to a major part of the
LaTeX Wikibook. (Beside new content, I helped for a massive re-organization,
structure and progression clarification, duplicates removal and pointer use.)
Regarding Arch, I have maintained a few dozen AUR packages in the last few
years. (Some of which I have disowned out of a lack of interest.) Other
contributions include numerous Wiki edits (Cups, Emacs, Mutt, wifi), a few
bug reports (everybody knows Arch has no bugs :p), some forum strolling and some
documentation / patches around makepkg & co.
I have recently been working with Alexander on overhauling the Go package:
correct dependencies, strip binaries, update cleanup, set up cross-compilation
tool-chain properly and remove unneeded binaries. This gave me even more
motivation than before to become a TU. I have subsequently asked Alexander to
endorse my TU application.
My focus is on Go packages, other CLI applications, Lua libraries and video
games. I might consider packaging Go programs such as gur, camlistore, gotsync,
oh, fnd, tabby, to name a few. The `go` compiler enforces static building
(rationale: ), which often results in packages with no dependencies at all.
(The `go` package itself has none!) This makes packaging even more relevant, as
the requirements for building the package are much higher than for installing
AUR packages that I would like to maintain in community include clyrics,
docx2txt, tespeed, textadept, uncrustify, translate, trash-cli.
Thank you and happy voting!
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