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:
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.
I wouldn't mind tracking down lost sources.
Thanks for your consideration, and I'm of course happy to answer
questions and address critiques.
Ivy "escondida" Foster
If I'm accepted, there are a handful of packages I already have in
mind to bring to the repos:
Though dmenu is already available, bemenu is a solid
alternative for X, Wayland or terminals.
An oddball but interesting new image format
I don't know about you guys, but I think that text adventures
are positively xyzzy.
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!
I don't always print emails, but when I do, I use muttprint.
OpenBSD's much simpler alternative to sudo is now available
A tty screen locker
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.
It's just a simple script, but as a mutt user, it comes very
much in handy for making many emails more legible.
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)
Saves you the trouble of parsing strings to find links