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Bug 23718 (max) - Retire: Max Kalika (max)
Summary: Retire: Max Kalika (max)
Alias: max
Product: Gentoo Developers/Staff
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Developers (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Community Relations Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-06-29 12:43 UTC by Jon Portnoy (RETIRED)
Modified: 2021-02-03 08:41 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Jon Portnoy (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-29 12:43:51 UTC
Name: Max Kalika
Physical location: California
Areas of responsibility: Various ebuilds Email: Not added
List subscription: Not added
CVS Access: Not added
IRC Access: alkern - Not added
Bugzilla: Unchanged
Mentor: johnm
Announced: No
Began probationary period 29 June 03 ends 13 July 03

johnm, do you mind mentoring Max?

Max, please submit work through johnm via whatever method johnm prefers for two
weeks. Also, contact me on IRC and I'll get you set up with autovoice on
Comment 1 John Mylchreest (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-29 14:36:48 UTC
This is something I can most certainly do.
Welcome to the team Max :)
Comment 2 Max Kalika (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-29 19:58:49 UTC
I can't thank you enough!  So at the rist of sounding goofy right off the bat, I suppose the first question is... what do I do now? :-)
Comment 3 Jon Portnoy (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-29 20:01:00 UTC
Basically, we have a two week 'trial period' during which you submit work through a mentor (johnm). At the end of that, if you haven't screwed the pooch too badly, you get full dev status (and a mail, etc).

Dunno if johnm prefers IRC/mail/bugzilla for work submissions, though.
Comment 4 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-29 20:21:00 UTC
actually, I have an interest in max as well because of his mythtv stuff.

max -- first order of business in this is to get xmltv/mythtv as bulletproof as possible, please.  I'd really like to sort out the Myth* finally. (and btw, I'm looking to you for media-tv maintenance as well).
Comment 5 Max Kalika (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-29 20:49:05 UTC
no pressure, eh? :-)   On a serious note...  I had the 0.8 version running solid as a rock.  The 0.9 has given me some grief which I'm sorting out right now -- has nothing to do with the ebuilds or the installation procedure.  I work with 3 other people that have each gotten xmltv/myth* stuff running flawlessly.  The only current thing I don't like in the mythtv ebuild is the patch/sed hackishness which changes where mythtv looks for config files from /usr/etc/mythtv to just /etc/mythtv.  It looks in /usr/share/mythtv as well and the current cvs only has one config file (mysql.txt) left so it might actually make sense to just link /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt to /usr/share/mythtv/mysql.txt and avoid sed all together.  I did something similar in my custom mailman ebuild:

On a side note... To be honest I don't know if I can take on all of media-tv because I have very limited experience with those apps.  Freevo was too clunky when I tried it and I would feel very bad taking on something that I couldn't commit as much time to as everything else.

I could devote a lot of time to server-related things in net-mail and net-www as that is what I have to do for work anyway.  In particular postfix, cyrus, apache, and php apps.  One thing that got me real interested is the idea of consolidating all web-apps to a central directory (I believe /usr/share/web was mentioned as a candidate) where versioned app directories could reside and be linked to the system DocRoot at the users' whim.  As this is the way I have such things organized on my servers, I got started on a webapp eclass to use locally.  If this is something people could benifit from, I'll be glad to take this on as a pet project.
Comment 6 John Mylchreest (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-30 09:59:39 UTC
Just so you know max:
icq: 8286147
and im almost always in #gentoo-dev on

Your more than welcome to submit work through any of these methods, and ask me anything you like. i can give you all the low-down on seemant and his dirty habits ;)

As seemant mentioned, he would like you to sort the mythtv stuff, and id love to see some of it as well, as i might just drag out this dusty wintv card for it :)

Do you IRC much? if not just drop us a mail ;)
Comment 7 Jon Portnoy (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-07-21 14:52:28 UTC
Set up.
Comment 8 Tim Yamin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-16 16:22:23 UTC
Reassigning bugs to recruiters...
Comment 9 Tim Yamin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-16 16:22:40 UTC
Reassigning bugs to recruiters...
Comment 10 Tim Yamin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-16 16:22:53 UTC
Reassigning bugs to recruiters...
Comment 11 Bryan Østergaard (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-16 16:26:05 UTC
No bugs or cvs activity since december 2004, retiring.
Comment 12 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-16 17:18:48 UTC
Still listed as maintainer of


Comment 13 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-05 12:36:00 UTC
Re-assigned open bugs to maintainer-needed.
Comment 14 Bryan Østergaard (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-10 02:19:47 UTC
Infra, please retire max.
Comment 15 Lance Albertson (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-10 15:36:54 UTC
Comment 16 Bryan Østergaard (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-11 16:10:30 UTC
All done.