Discussion:
Greetings and Documentation Proposals
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Brett Cornwall via aur-general
2018-10-07 15:41:41 UTC
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Hello, fellow Archers. My name is Brett and I've been making PKGBUILDs
for the AUR for some time under the moniker 'Ainola'. A number of these
packages have been kindly pulled into [community] by David Runge. I've
since had a desire to get some of my other packages into [community], so
I'm interested in working towards getting TU status. I'm also involved
in the LibreOffice community (I just got back from the conference in
Albania).

David has been kind enough to give suggestions to my current packages;
I'd love to nab some other packages throughout the AUR, improve them,
and get them included in the repositories for mass consumption.

I would also like to improve the documentation for the devtools: There
are no manpages, /usr/share/docs/ items, or wiki articles. Unless I'm
mistaken it appears that the only documentation that currently exists is
just invoking the program with -h. I'd like to fix that. :)
Eli Schwartz via aur-general
2018-10-07 16:02:45 UTC
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Post by Brett Cornwall via aur-general
Hello, fellow Archers. My name is Brett and I've been making PKGBUILDs
for the AUR for some time under the moniker 'Ainola'. A number of these
packages have been kindly pulled into [community] by David Runge. I've
since had a desire to get some of my other packages into [community], so
I'm interested in working towards getting TU status.
Well, good luck and maybe one day soon you'll decide the time is ripe to
submit an application. :)
Post by Brett Cornwall via aur-general
David has been kind enough to give suggestions to my current packages;
I'd love to nab some other packages throughout the AUR, improve them,
and get them included in the repositories for mass consumption.
Great. :) Always nice to have people interested in contributing more. If
you'd like general suggestions, feel free to submit your PKGBUILDs for
review on this mailing list, as I and several other people will be more
than willing to criticize^W^W^W^W^W^W^W^W^Wcritique everything you do. :D

Also make sure to do so before your application, so that once you do
apply, you can pretend your packages are already perfect and therefore
we should all vote for you. :D
Post by Brett Cornwall via aur-general
I would also like to improve the documentation for the devtools: There
are no manpages, /usr/share/docs/ items, or wiki articles. Unless I'm
mistaken it appears that the only documentation that currently exists is
just invoking the program with -h. I'd like to fix that. :)
Jelle has submitted several patches to the arch-projects mailing list,
to add manpages to devtools programs.

I'd encourage you to coordinate with him, except for the highly
unfortunate fact that we have 12 people with commit access to devtools,
and 0 people with an *interest* in reviewing patches. (Admittedly this
does include a couple people who are retired or as good as, but it
mostly seems to be people who were very active in devtools... years
ago...) It's simply not worth the investment in time or energy to
attempt to improve devtools except for urgent bugfixes that actually
prevent Devs and TUs from adding packages to the repositories.

I have struggled with this myself.

Sorry. :(

Wiki pages are something you can do without relying on a devtools
maintainer to suddenly materialize and accept your patches. I'd suggest
devoting your efforts there.
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Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
David Runge
2018-10-07 18:06:47 UTC
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Post by Brett Cornwall via aur-general
Hello, fellow Archers. My name is Brett and I've been making PKGBUILDs
for the AUR for some time under the moniker 'Ainola'. A number of these
packages have been kindly pulled into [community] by David Runge. I've
since had a desire to get some of my other packages into [community], so
I'm interested in working towards getting TU status. I'm also involved
in the LibreOffice community (I just got back from the conference in
Albania).
David has been kind enough to give suggestions to my current packages;
I'd love to nab some other packages throughout the AUR, improve them,
and get them included in the repositories for mass consumption.
I would also like to improve the documentation for the devtools: There
are no manpages, /usr/share/docs/ items, or wiki articles. Unless I'm
mistaken it appears that the only documentation that currently exists is
just invoking the program with -h. I'd like to fix that. :)
I hereby ACK my sponsorship!

Let the discussion begin :-)
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https://sleepmap.de
David Runge
2018-10-08 23:09:14 UTC
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Post by David Runge
I hereby ACK my sponsorship!
Let the discussion begin :-)
As there has been quite a misunderstanding on my side, regarding when
and how Brett wanted to apply to become a TU, please disregard my last
e-mail. (I should stop replying to mails on my phone, when only
half-awake).

In case he does apply in the future though, I'd be happy to be the
sponsor.

Best,
David
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https://sleepmap.de
Brett Cornwall via aur-general
2018-10-09 03:44:50 UTC
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Post by David Runge
Post by David Runge
I hereby ACK my sponsorship!
Let the discussion begin :-)
As there has been quite a misunderstanding on my side, regarding when
and how Brett wanted to apply to become a TU, please disregard my last
e-mail. (I should stop replying to mails on my phone, when only
half-awake).
In case he does apply in the future though, I'd be happy to be the
sponsor.
I can happily apply right now :)

As I said earlier in the thread, I'm interested in raising the general
availability of packages for the average Archer. I'm also interested in
helping David out with some of the pro audio packages - there are a lot
of them! My first migration over to arch was slowed because the tools
that I wanted (namely csound) was non-functional (Speps had started to
disappear at that time, IIRC). It's great to see csound (and by
extension, qutecsound) availability into [community]!

Vote for me and we can make the world a better place [1].

[1]


(Did I do it right?)
Eli Schwartz via aur-general
2018-10-09 04:17:16 UTC
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Post by Brett Cornwall via aur-general
I can happily apply right now :)
As I said earlier in the thread, I'm interested in raising the general
availability of packages for the average Archer. I'm also interested in
helping David out with some of the pro audio packages - there are a lot
of them! My first migration over to arch was slowed because the tools
that I wanted (namely csound) was non-functional (Speps had started to
disappear at that time, IIRC). It's great to see csound (and by
extension, qutecsound) availability into [community]!
Vote for me and we can make the world a better place [1].
[1] http://youtu.be/fRUAJVKlUZQ
(Did I do it right?)
You can see the guidelines for applying here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Trusted_Users#How_do_I_become_a_TU.3F

Feel free to read previous applications in the mailing list archive if
you want inspiration, as well.
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Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
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