[aur-general] TU application for Eli Schwartz

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Wed Dec 13 13:59:53 UTC 2017

On 2017-12-13 14:52, Bartłomiej Piotrowski via aur-general wrote:
> On 2017-12-13 13:57, Eli Schwartz via aur-general wrote:
>> Hello, all. :)
>> My name is Eli Schwartz, better known as eschwartz on the forums[1],
>> AUR[2], bugtracker[3], wiki[4] general mailing lists, IRC, and generally
>> everywhere I can stick my nose in. With the aid of Bartłomiej
>> Piotrowski, I am applying today to become a TU.
>> I'm 24 years old, and currently studying Computer Science in the United
>> States.
>> I've been interested in Linux ever since I was first introduced to it in
>> high school, when I asked "what would be the best Linux distro to
>> install if I really want to learn how things work", and I was
>> recommended to try out Arch Linux. It's a choice I haven't regretted since!
>> Outside of Linux my main hobby is books/ebooks (primarily SF&F of all
>> sorts). I have leveraged this nicely to feed back into software which
>> deals with ebooks. :)
>> ...
>> I've now been an active member of the Arch Linux community for
>> approximately 3.5 years, and in that time I've become a member of the
>> Arch Bug Wranglers team, given an Arch Classroom tutorial[5],
>> contributed a few small patches to various Arch projects, mainly
>> pacman[6], and generally hung out on the forums and in IRC, trying to be
>> helpful. Recently I've been doing a bit of general helping out in
>> #archlinux-reproducible[7] as well.
>> I've always been especially interested in packaging for Arch Linux, and
>> have reviewed many PKGBUILDs on this mailing list as well as in the AUR
>> Issues, Discussion & PKGBUILD Requests subforum and in #archlinux-aur,
>> written a popular script for maintaining AUR packages[8], and featured
>> the topic of packaging for Arch Linux in the above-mentioned Arch
>> Classroom tutorial. I anticipate doing all^W^W^Wmost of this in a
>> somewhat more formal role. :)
>> I would like to become a TU in order to contribute more to Arch Linux in
>> general (because it would be a shame to miss out on one particular angle
>> I guess). It would also give me more scope to help fix simple packaging
>> bugs that come up on the bugtracker, help resolve some policy TODOs[9],
>> fix packages which no longer build due to e.g. missing sources (many
>> such packages have been discovered in part due to the valiant efforts of
>> Reproducible Arch Linux and Arch Linux 32), and of course to bring some
>> packages to [community] that I feel would do well there.
>> If given the opportunity, I would consider bringing the following
>> packages to community:
>> - firefox-extension-https-everywhere (I conmaintain this)
>> - fanficfare (I maintain this)
>> - git-crypt
>> - advancecomp
>> - llpp
>> - wikicurses
>> - ghi
>> - dtrx
>> - checkbashisms
>> I would adopt the cinnamon desktop packages, as faidoc is not very
>> active currently and arojas, who currently builds them, says he'd prefer
>> someone who actually uses it to do so.
>> I've also received permission to comaintain sigil and qbittorrent, as
>> well as calibre and its dependencies (I maintain the -git packages for
>> all three in the AUR, and have contributed most of the calibre PKGBUILD
>> as well).
>> [1] https://bbs.archlinux.org/profile.php?id=84187
>> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?SeB=M&SB=n&K=Eschwartz
>> [3] https://bugs.archlinux.org/?project=0&do=user&id=19965
>> [4] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Special:Contributions/Eschwartz
>> [5] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Classroom#Previous_classes
>> [6] https://github.com/eli-schwartz/pacman/commits/queue?author=eli-schwartz
>> [7] https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/archlinux/archlinux.html
>> [8] https://github.com/eli-schwartz/pkgbuilds
>> [9] https://www.archlinux.org/todo/
> I'm happy to confirm that I do sponsor Eli's application. Happy discussing!
> Bartłomiej

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