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Old 04-13-2012, 12:54 AM
Connor Behan
 
Default TU application - ConnorBehan

Hello Archers. This is my application to be a trusted user and my
sponsor is Sergej Pupykin. My name on all Arch projects is ConnorBehan.
Some of you may remember me fondly from a conversation or two, others
perhaps not so fondly, and I'm sure some of you don't know me at all!


Anyway, since I started using Arch five years ago, I have gone from
being mostly on the receiving end of support issues to mostly on the
giving end. In that time, Arch has grown immensely in popularity and
this puts increased pressure on the package maintainers so I want to
help. On the forums, I would not go so far as to say I'm "a regular"...
my posting is a bit on and off. But I have tried to be much more regular
on the AUR. I currently maintain 38 packages. There are other packages
that I used to maintain. Three of them are now in community under the
maintainership of a TU (audit, sk1 and python-lcms). And one of them was
a kernel package which was one of the first packages that Archers used
to get Radeon KMS support before it was considered stable.


The list of packages I would immediately put in community is not huge.
My gsview and xdvdshrink packages surely have enough votes to warrant
inclusion. I would also put python-gasp in community to help Arch users
who are learning Python from the book thinkcspy like I did. And using
talkfilters to chat in pirate speak never gets old. I also want to be in
a better position to adopt orphaned packages (or neglected packages like
info2man that should be orphaned). Six of my AUR packages so far were
submitted by someone else. The packages I would not include are
pidgin-broadcast (abuse potential), instantbird (unreliable with the
packaging choices I have made) and the numerous packages that are
decidedly non-vanilla.


I have started three open source projects since I became involved in
free software:

* http://mebitag.sourceforge.net/
* http://demohack.sourceforge.net/
* http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-generic-slider

I am pretty sure that only the last one has a user base greater than one
=P. One thing you will probably notice from my AUR packages is that they
tend to contain large, self-written patches. This is my favourite part
about free software - modifying it to fix a bug or even add a
significant feature. I am very much in the habit of contributing these
patches back to upstream bug trackers:


* http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7354
* http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7353
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=26998
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47866
* https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=667155
* https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=165
* https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=454025
* https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=453706
* https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/19672
*
https://bitbucket.org/aafshar/pida-main/issue/464/please-make-moo-work-again
*
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=544752&aid=3054669&group_id=7568 9
<http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=544752&aid=3054669&group_id=7568 9>

* http://sourceforge.net/p/gracegtk/tickets/1/

Some of them get accepted, and some don't =). Thanks for taking the time
to read this and I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 02:59 AM
Alex Belanger
 
Default TU application - ConnorBehan

You seem very devoted to opensource and its community; Arch is the most promising project I've seen in a while. I would gladly want someone like you to make the user/dev experience worthwhile.

+1 You got my vote here.

On Apr 12, 2012, at 8:54 PM, Connor Behan <connor.behan@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Archers. This is my application to be a trusted user and my sponsor is Sergej Pupykin. My name on all Arch projects is ConnorBehan. Some of you may remember me fondly from a conversation or two, others perhaps not so fondly, and I'm sure some of you don't know me at all!
>
> Anyway, since I started using Arch five years ago, I have gone from being mostly on the receiving end of support issues to mostly on the giving end. In that time, Arch has grown immensely in popularity and this puts increased pressure on the package maintainers so I want to help. On the forums, I would not go so far as to say I'm "a regular"... my posting is a bit on and off. But I have tried to be much more regular on the AUR. I currently maintain 38 packages. There are other packages that I used to maintain. Three of them are now in community under the maintainership of a TU (audit, sk1 and python-lcms). And one of them was a kernel package which was one of the first packages that Archers used to get Radeon KMS support before it was considered stable.
>
> The list of packages I would immediately put in community is not huge. My gsview and xdvdshrink packages surely have enough votes to warrant inclusion. I would also put python-gasp in community to help Arch users who are learning Python from the book thinkcspy like I did. And using talkfilters to chat in pirate speak never gets old. I also want to be in a better position to adopt orphaned packages (or neglected packages like info2man that should be orphaned). Six of my AUR packages so far were submitted by someone else. The packages I would not include are pidgin-broadcast (abuse potential), instantbird (unreliable with the packaging choices I have made) and the numerous packages that are decidedly non-vanilla.
>
> I have started three open source projects since I became involved in free software:
> * http://mebitag.sourceforge.net/
> * http://demohack.sourceforge.net/
> * http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-generic-slider
>
> I am pretty sure that only the last one has a user base greater than one =P. One thing you will probably notice from my AUR packages is that they tend to contain large, self-written patches. This is my favourite part about free software - modifying it to fix a bug or even add a significant feature. I am very much in the habit of contributing these patches back to upstream bug trackers:
>
> * http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7354
> * http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7353
> * https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=26998
> * https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47866
> * https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=667155
> * https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=165
> * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=454025
> * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=453706
> * https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/19672
> * https://bitbucket.org/aafshar/pida-main/issue/464/please-make-moo-work-again
> * http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=544752&aid=3054669&group_id=7568 9 <http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=544752&aid=3054669&group_id=7568 9>
> * http://sourceforge.net/p/gracegtk/tickets/1/
>
> Some of them get accepted, and some don't =). Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 06:33 AM
Ionut Biru
 
Default TU application - ConnorBehan

<SNIP>

Your application should be a PGP-signed email and your key should be
uploaded on your website, github etc to verify that you are who you say
you are

--
Ionuț
 
Old 04-13-2012, 07:51 AM
Connor Behan
 
Default TU application - ConnorBehan

How's this? The author of this signed message and the person who
uploaded the key fingerprint to
http://demohack.sourceforge.net/contact.html and
http://mebitag.sourceforge.net/contact.html solemnly swears that he
wrote the TU application that was just sent and hopes that you do not
think less of him for being too absent-minded to sign emails!
 
Old 04-13-2012, 08:00 AM
Allan McRae
 
Default TU application - ConnorBehan

On 13/04/12 17:51, Connor Behan wrote:
> How's this? The author of this signed message and the person who
> uploaded the key fingerprint to
> http://demohack.sourceforge.net/contact.html and
> http://mebitag.sourceforge.net/contact.html solemnly swears that he
> wrote the TU application that was just sent and hopes that you do not
> think less of him for being too absent-minded to sign emails!
>

Hmm... barely acceptable, but we will let you away with it this time.

Anyway, I recognize your name and have no bad connotations with it,
which is the only criterion I use for reviewing applications.

So, good luck!

Allan
 
Old 04-13-2012, 08:04 AM
Ike Devolder
 
Default TU application - ConnorBehan

Op vrijdag 13 april 2012 18:00:08 schreef Allan McRae:
> On 13/04/12 17:51, Connor Behan wrote:
> > How's this? The author of this signed message and the person who
> > uploaded the key fingerprint to
> > http://demohack.sourceforge.net/contact.html and
> > http://mebitag.sourceforge.net/contact.html solemnly swears that he
> > wrote the TU application that was just sent and hopes that you do not
> > think less of him for being too absent-minded to sign emails!
>
> Hmm... barely acceptable, but we will let you away with it this time.
>
> Anyway, I recognize your name and have no bad connotations with it,
> which is the only criterion I use for reviewing applications.
>
> So, good luck!
>
> Allan

All looks pretty clean to me, i would do one suggestion
start using the package function, i just checked some pkgbuilds randomly and
did not see it in any of them. (this is not at all life threatening ;p)
and you can remove the '|| return 1' since makepkg catches this nicely for
some time now

--Ike
 
Old 04-14-2012, 02:41 AM
Connor Behan
 
Default TU application - ConnorBehan

On 13/04/12 04:16 AM, Ike Devolder wrote:
> Op vrijdag 13 april 2012 18:00:08 schreef Allan McRae:
>> On 13/04/12 17:51, Connor Behan wrote:
>>> How's this? The author of this signed message and the person who
>>> uploaded the key fingerprint to
>>> http://demohack.sourceforge.net/contact.html and
>>> http://mebitag.sourceforge.net/contact.html solemnly swears that he
>>> wrote the TU application that was just sent and hopes that you do not
>>> think less of him for being too absent-minded to sign emails!
>> Hmm... barely acceptable, but we will let you away with it this time.
>>
>> Anyway, I recognize your name and have no bad connotations with it,
>> which is the only criterion I use for reviewing applications.
>>
>> So, good luck!
>>
>> Allan
> All looks pretty clean to me, i would do one suggestion
> start using the package function, i just checked some pkgbuilds randomly and
> did not see it in any of them. (this is not at all life threatening ;p)
> and you can remove the '|| return 1' since makepkg catches this nicely for
> some time now
>
>
Very true. I just updated 10 of my PKGBUILDs to make them not look like
they were written 3 years ago. Will do more soon.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 05:34 AM
Bartłomiej Piotrowski
 
Default TU application - ConnorBehan

It will be great if you'll start using mail client with threading support.

--
Bartłomiej Piotrowski
Arch Linux Trusted User
http://archlinux.org/
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:19 AM
Florian Pritz
 
Default TU application - ConnorBehan

On 14.04.2012 07:34, Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote:
> It will be great if you'll start using mail client with threading support.

There are References and In-Reply-To headers (in this mail, not the
previous), but they point to mail from mailman.

Do you get digests instead of separate mails?

--
Florian Pritz
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:23 AM
Bartłomiej Piotrowski
 
Default TU application - ConnorBehan

On 04/14/2012 10:19 AM, Florian Pritz wrote:
> On 14.04.2012 07:34, Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote:
>> It will be great if you'll start using mail client with threading support.
>
> There are References and In-Reply-To headers (in this mail, not the
> previous), but they point to mail from mailman.
>
> Do you get digests instead of separate mails?

True, I've checked mailman interface and it seems to be problem with my
mail client. No, I get separated mails.

--
Bartłomiej Piotrowski
Arch Linux Trusted User
http://archlinux.org/
 

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