[aur-general] TU Application - Filipe Laíns

Dan Printzell arch at vild.io
Thu Jul 12 17:50:24 UTC 2018

On July 12, 2018 7:47 pm, Filipe Laíns via aur-general wrote:
> Hello,
> My name is Filipe Laíns.
> You might also know me by my alias, FFY00.
> I am applying to be a Trusted User with Dan Printzell's (Wild) sponsorship.
> Let's get to the part where you get to know me a bit more
> I am a Portuguese student and I use Linux as my main operating system since
> 2013. I gave Arch a try last year and I've been in love with it's ecosystem
> ever since.
> Since then, I started contributing to AUR and I've been maintaining quite
> a few packages.
> I am also fairly active in the Open Source community as you can see in my
> Github profile[1].
> I love to help people and that is my main motivation to become a TU.
> If I do become a Trusted User, one thing I would like to do is to improve
> the usability of Arch for SDR (software defined raio) development. I think
> Arch is a great system for this and it's a bit of a shame that one of the
> most relevant packages (soapysdr) isn't in any official repo. Most of the
> work to improve the SDR support in Arch has been done by Kyle Keen, and I
> thank him for that, but I still think we could do a bit more.
> I don't plan to only maintain SDR related packages. I would like to maintain
> anything that I use, or anything that is relevant to anyone, really.
> If it makes someone's life easier it's a win.
> With that being said, here's a list of packages
> that I plan to move to community:
> 	- soapysdr
> 	- soapyrtlsdr
> 	- libratbag
> 	- piper
> 	- tribler
> 	- qspectrumanalyzer
> 	- pulseaudio-equalizer-ladspa
> 	- synology-cloud-station-drive
> Some comments on the packages,
> 	(soapysdr and soapyrtlsdr)
> soapysdr is a vendor neutral SDR driver[2] and soapyrtlsdr is the rtlsdr
> plugin for it.
> The non -git versions of the packages are quite recent so they don't have
> much votes yet. Their correspondent -git variants have enough votes.
> 	(libratbag and piper)
> libratbag is a DBus daemon to configure gaming mice[3] and piper is a GTK+
> app to interface with it. I do not maintain this packages but I contribute
> to the upstream development. It would be helpful for the project if they
> were moved to an official repo as we are thinking about changing our CI's
> base distribution from Fedora to Arch.
> 	(tribler)
> Tribler is a popular torrent client with P2P content discovery[4].
> 	(qspectrumanalyzer)
> This is a popular spectrum analyser for SDR devices[5]. It uses soapysdr
> as its default driver so it supports a wide range of SDR devices.
> 	(pulseaudio-equalizer-ladspa)
> This is a pulseaudio equalizer based on a ladspa plugin. It has a nice
> GTK+ based front-end to configure it.
> 	(synology-cloud-station-drive)
> This is a drive client for Synology devices[6].
> I am also interested in adopting the following packages in community:
> 	- netcf
> 	- znc
> 	(packages bellow - probably, depending on my free time)
> 	- python2-caja
> 	- python2-cheetah
> 	- python2-exiv2
> 	- python2-fastimport
> 	- python2-ipaddr
> I think that's it, thanks for bearing with me until the end.
> Best regards,
> Filipe Laíns ^.^
> [1] https://github.com/FFY00
> [2] https://github.com/pothosware/SoapySDR/wiki#features
> [3] https://github.com/libratbag/libratbag#libratbag
> [4] https://github.com/Tribler/tribler#tribler
> [5] https://github.com/xmikos/qspectrumanalyzer#qspectrumanalyzer
> [6] https://www.synology.com/en-global/releaseNote/CloudStationDrive

I confirm my sponsorship.

Let the discussion period begin! :)

Dan Printzell
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