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digitalmars.D.announce - I'm the new package maintainer for D on ArchLinux

reply Wild <xwildn00bx gmail.com> writes:
Hi everyone,

The D packages for ArchLinux has been orphaned since Dicebot 
stepped down as the maintainer and no one else stepped up. So I 
decided to step up and apply to become a Trusted User, and I got 
accepted yesterday[1]. So from now on I will be the one who 
maintains all the D packages (in the [community] repo), and it 
will be my job to fix them if they break.

If you haven't heard of me before (which is probable because I 
mostly lurk), my name is Dan, I'm 21 years old and I'm the 
developer of PowerNex[2], a D kernel/OS, and I livestream coding 
at Twitch[3].

Currently only dmd, dtools, ldc and lib{,l}phobos are in the 
[community] repo. I would like to move over dub, dcd, dscanner 
and dfmt (some of these were dropped from [community] due to 
being orphaned). You guys can help by voting on AUR packages that 
you want to be moved to [community].

Feel free to ping me on anything that is related to packaging or 
the ArchLinux packages.
I hope I can maintain ArchLinux as a great environment to use D.

Ways of contacting me:
- arch vild.io
- wild on freenode (I lurk in #d, #archlinux, #powernex)
- Vild on github
- Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/bMZk9Q4

Thanks
- Dan

[1] 
https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2017-August/033463.html
[2] https://github.com/PowerNex/PowerNex
[3] https://www.twitch.tv/wildn00b
Aug 09
next sibling parent reply Stefan Koch <uplink.coder googlemail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 20:42:48 UTC, Wild wrote:
 I hope I can maintain ArchLinux as a great environment to use D.
You are not only the new package mainainer but also my new Hero :)
Aug 09
parent WhatMeForget <kheaser gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 20:50:36 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
 On Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 20:42:48 UTC, Wild wrote:
 I hope I can maintain ArchLinux as a great environment to use 
 D.
You are not only the new package mainainer but also my new Hero :)
+10
Aug 13
prev sibling next sibling parent Daniel Kozak via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
This is awesome :). Congratulation to your new role

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 10:42 PM, Wild via Digitalmars-d-announce <
digitalmars-d-announce puremagic.com> wrote:

 Hi everyone,

 The D packages for ArchLinux has been orphaned since Dicebot stepped down
 as the maintainer and no one else stepped up. So I decided to step up and
 apply to become a Trusted User, and I got accepted yesterday[1]. So from
 now on I will be the one who maintains all the D packages (in the
 [community] repo), and it will be my job to fix them if they break.

 If you haven't heard of me before (which is probable because I mostly
 lurk), my name is Dan, I'm 21 years old and I'm the developer of
 PowerNex[2], a D kernel/OS, and I livestream coding at Twitch[3].

 Currently only dmd, dtools, ldc and lib{,l}phobos are in the [community]
 repo. I would like to move over dub, dcd, dscanner and dfmt (some of these
 were dropped from [community] due to being orphaned). You guys can help by
 voting on AUR packages that you want to be moved to [community].

 Feel free to ping me on anything that is related to packaging or the
 ArchLinux packages.
 I hope I can maintain ArchLinux as a great environment to use D.

 Ways of contacting me:
 - arch vild.io
 - wild on freenode (I lurk in #d, #archlinux, #powernex)
 - Vild on github
 - Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/bMZk9Q4

 Thanks
 - Dan

 [1] https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2017-Augus
 t/033463.html
 [2] https://github.com/PowerNex/PowerNex
 [3] https://www.twitch.tv/wildn00b
Aug 09
prev sibling next sibling parent Michael <michael toohuman.io> writes:
On Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 20:42:48 UTC, Wild wrote:
 Hi everyone,

 The D packages for ArchLinux has been orphaned since Dicebot 
 stepped down as the maintainer and no one else stepped up. So I 
 decided to step up and apply to become a Trusted User, and I 
 got accepted yesterday[1]. So from now on I will be the one who 
 maintains all the D packages (in the [community] repo), and it 
 will be my job to fix them if they break.

 [...]
You are very much appreciated! Thanks for all your work!
Aug 09
prev sibling next sibling parent Seb <seb wilzba.ch> writes:
On Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 20:42:48 UTC, Wild wrote:
 Hi everyone,

 The D packages for ArchLinux has been orphaned since Dicebot 
 stepped down as the maintainer and no one else stepped up. So I 
 decided to step up and apply to become a Trusted User, and I 
 got accepted yesterday[1]. So from now on I will be the one who 
 maintains all the D packages (in the [community] repo), and it 
 will be my job to fix them if they break.

 [...]
Thank you so much. You absolutely rock!
Aug 09
prev sibling next sibling parent Meta <jared771 gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 20:42:48 UTC, Wild wrote:
 Hi everyone,

 The D packages for ArchLinux has been orphaned since Dicebot 
 stepped down as the maintainer and no one else stepped up. So I 
 decided to step up and apply to become a Trusted User, and I 
 got accepted yesterday[1]. So from now on I will be the one who 
 maintains all the D packages (in the [community] repo), and it 
 will be my job to fix them if they break.
Thanks for stepping up Dan.
Aug 09
prev sibling next sibling parent Anton Fediushin <fediushin.anton yandex.ru> writes:
On Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 20:42:48 UTC, Wild wrote:
 Hi everyone,

 The D packages for ArchLinux has been orphaned since Dicebot 
 stepped down as the maintainer and no one else stepped up. So I 
 decided to step up and apply to become a Trusted User, and I 
 got accepted yesterday[1]. So from now on I will be the one who 
 maintains all the D packages (in the [community] repo), and it 
 will be my job to fix them if they break.
Thank you!
Aug 09
prev sibling next sibling parent Guillaume Piolat <contact spam.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 20:42:48 UTC, Wild wrote:
 - Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/bMZk9Q4
Just wanted to say that this Discord server is a very nice D sub-community, and Discord itself is more impressive than your typical IRC alternative.
Aug 10
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2017-08-09 22:42, Wild wrote:
 Hi everyone,

 The D packages for ArchLinux has been orphaned since Dicebot stepped
 down as the maintainer and no one else stepped up. So I decided to step
 up and apply to become a Trusted User, and I got accepted yesterday[1].
That's great. Do you want to maintain the package for DStep as well as Dicebot did? -- /Jacob Carlborg
Aug 10
parent reply Wild <xwildn00bx gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 10 August 2017 at 14:26:41 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
 That's great. Do you want to maintain the package for DStep as 
 well as Dicebot did?
I could do that, but what I can see Dicebot still maintains it https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/dstep/ But it could just be that he has forgot to orphan it.
Aug 10
parent reply Dicebot <public dicebot.lv> writes:
On Thursday, 10 August 2017 at 14:42:43 UTC, Wild wrote:
 On Thursday, 10 August 2017 at 14:26:41 UTC, Jacob Carlborg 
 wrote:
 That's great. Do you want to maintain the package for DStep as 
 well as Dicebot did?
I could do that, but what I can see Dicebot still maintains it https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/dstep/ But it could just be that he has forgot to orphan it.
Thanks for bringing my attention to it, I have disowned both it and dstep-git. Note though that you could take it over anyway if you intend to move it to [community] as a TU - contacting original author is only matter of politeness. And of course congratulations for becoming a TU! :)
Aug 10
parent reply Wild <xwildn00bx gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 10 August 2017 at 15:18:31 UTC, Dicebot wrote:
 Thanks for bringing my attention to it, I have disowned both it 
 and dstep-git. Note though that you could take it over anyway 
 if you intend to move it to [community] as a TU - contacting 
 original author is only matter of politeness.
I didn't want to take it over if you still wanted to maintain it
 And of course congratulations for becoming a TU! :)
Thanks, and while I have you here, is there any reason why all the dtools programs have 'dtools-' as a prefix?
Aug 10
parent Dicebot <public dicebot.lv> writes:
On Thursday, 10 August 2017 at 15:36:54 UTC, Wild wrote:
 And of course congratulations for becoming a TU! :)
Thanks, and while I have you here, is there any reason why all the dtools programs have 'dtools-' as a prefix?
Some of them have very common names (like "detab") and I was concerned that it may eventually clash with binary name of some other totally unrelated utility from a different package. And for convenience more commonly used / uniquely named ones like rdmd also provide shorter symlink.
Aug 10
prev sibling next sibling parent Atila Neves <atila.neves gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 20:42:48 UTC, Wild wrote:
 Hi everyone,

 The D packages for ArchLinux has been orphaned since Dicebot 
 stepped down as the maintainer and no one else stepped up. So I 
 decided to step up and apply to become a Trusted User, and I 
 got accepted yesterday[1]. So from now on I will be the one who 
 maintains all the D packages (in the [community] repo), and it 
 will be my job to fix them if they break.

 [...]
Awesome, thanks! Voted for all 4 packages on the AUR. Atila
Aug 11
prev sibling parent SamwiseFilmore <mggmugginsmc gmail.com> writes:
Heading over to the AUR right now! Looking forward to seeing 
those packages added to community!
Aug 17