Hi, folks, I'm writing to apply to be a TU, and Alad Wenter has kindly agreed to be my sponsor.
I've been an Arch user for the last 10 years or so. Some of you may know me from IRC or the forums, where I use the nick escondida. Lately, I've been much less active on IRC, but have contributed a handful of patches to pacman. I also maintain [a few buildscripts] in the AUR. Arch has always been a rewarding community to contribute to, and I figure that maintaining some packages and generally helping out could be a good way to contribute a bit more. If accepted to be a TU, my plan of action is as follows: 1. Go mad with power^U 1. Bring a handful of packages into [community] (see below) 2. Help out with rebuilds and package updates where that does not involve stepping on toes 3. Continue to submit occasional patches to Arch projects 4. Help with to-do lists. Off the top of my head, taking a quick look at current to-do lists with actual outstanding items: https://www.archlinux.org/todo/packages-with-out-of-repositories-dependencies/ I'd be interested both in simply weeding out those with inappropriate deps and in bringing in deps I'd consider actually useful, such as tcllib for tcl-remind. https://www.archlinux.org/todo/source-retirement/ https://www.archlinux.org/todo/codegooglecom-retirement/ I wouldn't mind tracking down lost sources. Thanks for your consideration, and I'm of course happy to answer questions and address critiques. Cheers, Ivy "escondida" Foster # Packages If I'm accepted, there are a handful of packages I already have in mind to bring to the repos: - [bemenu] Though dmenu is already available, bemenu is a solid alternative for X, Wayland or terminals. - [farbfeld] An oddball but interesting new image format - [frotz] I don't know about you guys, but I think that text adventures are positively xyzzy. - [ledger] This program is super useful, and I doubt I'm the only one who dreads every boost update because this takes so long to build! - [muttprint] I don't always print emails, but when I do, I use muttprint. - [opendoas] OpenBSD's much simpler alternative to sudo is now available for Linux. - [physlock] A tty screen locker - [sndio] OpenBSD's excellent and simple sound system is now available as a userspace daemon for Linux, and a surprising number of things can build against it easily. Note that if I did bring this in, I wouldn't be including my very basic XDG basedir patch (see AUR scripts). I'm going to try and submit a better one upstream, and if that fails, then...oh, well, I guess. - [t-prot] It's just a simple script, but as a mutt user, it comes very much in handy for making many emails more legible. - [translate-shell] Very useful for simplifying or scripting translation tasks (not that you should be counting on google translate to handle anything longer than a few words, but still) - [xurls] Saves you the trouble of parsing strings to find links # Links : https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?SeB=m&K=escondida : https://github.com/Cloudef/bemenu : https://tools.suckless.org/farbfeld/ : http://frotz.sourceforge.net/ : https://www.ledger-cli.org : http://muttprint.sourceforge.net/ : https://github.com/Duncaen/OpenDoas : https://github.com/muennich/physlock : http://www.sndio.org/ : http://www.escape.de/~tolot/mutt/ : https://www.soimort.org/translate-shell/ : https://github.com/mvdan/xurls