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Re: Self-Introduction: Paul Howarth



On Fri, 06 May 2005 11:58:32 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:

> Hi there,
> 
> I'm Paul Howarth from Manchester (UK) and would like to be a Fedora 
> Extras developer. I've already registered on the accounts page and 
> submitted the license agreement successfuly.
> 
> I'm currently employed as a chip designer by a company called Xyratex, 
> who are in Storage and Networking. However, my activities as a developer 
> are done in my spare time and are not company-related.
> 
> I currently maintain the Red Hat/Fedora RPM packages for the following 
> projects:
> 
> * libspf2 (http://www.libspf2.org/)
> * GTorrentViewer (http://gtorrentviewer.sourceforge.net/index.html)
> * PPTP Client (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/)
> 
> I would eventually like to port these packages into Extras, starting 
> with PPTP Client, which enables Unix/Linux systems to connect to 
> Microsoft VPN servers. I am also happy to help with QA for other packages.
> 
> I'm quite familar with C, sh and awk, but tend to focus more on 
> packaging than actual development these days. To this end, I currently 
> maintain my own repository of packages, which I use to keep my own home 
> and work systems updated (http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/).
> 
> I am also a regular contributor on fedora-list
> 
> GPG details:
> pub  1024D/161C06B1 1997-09-25 Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>
>       Key fingerprint = A511 62B6 9B79 580C E0B9  1770 7A65 92CF 161C 06B1
> uid                            Paul Howarth <paul_howarth xyratex com>
> sub  2048g/CA62663C 1997-09-25
> 
> Would anyone care to sponsor me for CVS access?

If you included direct links to your candidate src.rpm packages, that
might be beneficial.  I've tried to take a brief look at your repository,
but got lost in the number of sub-directories and packages. The libspf2
src.rpm I found is bloated with macros and conditional spec file sections.


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