[aur-general] TU question

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Mon Jul 24 13:54:53 UTC 2017

On 2017-07-23 19:38 -0400
Eli Schwartz wrote:

>On 07/23/2017 07:08 PM, Dan Printzell wrote:
>> Hi, my name is Dan and I'm currently reading up on what is needed to become
>> a TU. I'm doing this because I'm interested in maintaining the dlang
>> packages, now that Dicebot left. But before I decide anything I want to know
>> what is needed from me and how the whole process works.
>> So far I've read these links:
>> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Trusted_Users
>> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_Trusted_User_Guidelines
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/trusted-user/TUbylaws.html
>> So I was wondering if anyone had any links that I could read or any tips to
>> think about before I decide if I want to take the next step.  
>I believe that covers most of it. You should probably be prepared for
>anthraxx to go over your AUR packages with a fine-toothed comb looking
>for every conceivable mistake you could make though. :D
>Really, the main thrust of it is finding a TU to sponsor you, and making
>a good case as to what you want to accomplish as a TU and what your
>previous track record is in the Arch/FOSS community as a way to gauge
>what kind of maintainer you would be.
>In my experience lurking here, most people who can make a coherent
>argument for all those things tend to be accepted. Good luck! :)
>Eli Schwartz

Generously bribing existing TUs with fresh tacos can also help to swing the
vote in your favor. There's a lot of us now though so it will be expensive. The
TU system is basically a pyramid scheme. The earlier you get in, the more tacos
you net.

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