[aur-general] TU (re-)Application

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Mon Feb 12 21:14:08 UTC 2018

On 02/12/2018 03:30 PM, Brad Fanella via aur-general wrote:
> Per Eli's email, I have gone ahead and created a new AUR account under
> the alias "cesura" (my standard nick for the past few years). For
> clarity's sake, I've also made my bugtracker account under the same
> name. Based on the BBS policies, I don't believe a name change is
> possible, and plan to keep "itsbrad212" on the forums for the time being
> (as embarrassing as it may be).

Not as a general rule, no, but if the forum mods are feeling nice then
the forum software does allow it. :)

Likewise, Bluewind can edit the bugtracker database.

Perks of being friendly with the people in charge. :D

> This will be my standard PGP signature moving forward, and I have my
> fingerprint set on the new AUR account. I'll use this email as an
> extremely brief "application" of sorts, to potentially give a bit more
> background and outline my immediate goals.
> As some of you may already know, I was elected as a Trusted User back in
> 2010, and had a nice run of around 1000 svn commits (maybe exactly?). I
> made the decision to step down as I did not feel like I had enough free
> time to uphold my responsibilities. As a TU in 2018, there would be a
> few projects that I'd like to tackle first, notably the MATE desktop and
> a few other orphaned packages that have drifted away from upstream versions.
> Lastly, thank you to Eli Schwartz for the sponsorship, and if there are
> any outstanding questions for me, don't hesitate to ask.

Sure thing, and I'm sure it will be awesome to have you back!

As a matter of curiosity, MATE is already a pretty big and worthwhile
task to handle, but what other orphans are you thinking of adopting?

Handy link to the list of currently orphaned Community packages, for the

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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