Post by Rashif Ray Rahman
Thanks for your support and interest. As I already have more than one
proposal we can consider it taken care of, for packages in community.
I will see how we can set up a dedicated mailing list since that's
what folks seem to prefer here.
But I need another volunteer to administer and maintain an ML and
anything else that you guys would like (forums, website, build
machine, etc). I believe then the constant user feedback loop will
help all of us keep packages and other stuff up-to-date and tested.
I will continue to maintain packages for extra and a few in community
with a co-maintainer to help me (because I use them personally when I
am booted into my Linux system). That co-maintainer can then also
request another developer to apply changes in extra for any package
that I am late in updating.
Please let me know if this sounds like a plan.
To add on...
Presently we have TU interest from (in order of date of contact with me):
- David Runge (approached me personally, contacted me in the past with
- Leonidas Spyropoulos (approached me personally, but not a pro-audio user)
- Sebastian Lau (pro-audio user, similar AUR activity as David)
- Mark Raynsford (packaging experience unknown)
- Marcelo "Marc" Ranolfi (no existing AUR packages)
And I also know these folks as active pro-audio users for some time now:
- Ralf Mardorf (always saw the name in linux-audio ML, active
pro-audio user and thinker)
- Rob Til Freedmen (contacted me as far back as 2012, active pro-audio
user and contributor)
There is another co-conspirator who used to lurk with me on #archaudio
and still maintains aur/linux-rt which I gave up a long time ago:
- Joakim Hernberg
I know these folks are very eager and helpful testers who provide
feedback and try to contribute:
- Insight Thekrab
I am sorry if I missed anyone or any specifics. However, I cannot
obviously sponsor everyone for TU candidacy or even know if some of
them will be interested. I will stick to _one_ sponsorship for the
purpose of helping with the pro-audio niche.
I am therefore making a decision based on who approached me directly
with interest to become a TU, with a record of contributions. Based on
that, I conclude that David will be better placed to apply for this,
but I do not have the time to check packaging-fu.
Anyone is free to contact another dev or TU to apply for general
package maintenance or to fill other areas. And, there is still need
for administrative volunteers in case I can procure an ML (if
unofficial), but that is based on what else you folks will like to
To David, Sebastian, Rob and anyone else curious: I would like to know
your opinion on Hydrogen. It made a release some time ago but its lrdf
support with raptor2 was broken. 
I could (i) backport all changes as a non-trivial patch (because it
doesn't apply cleanly), (ii) move to a -git package making us track an
unstable build, or (iii) keep it out-of-date until upstream makes a
release. Let me know what you would do.
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