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Belated mentor announcements

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Where has the summer gone?

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September 23rd, 2010 at 1:06 pm

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Introducing ports committer, Rene Ladan

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I am pleased to introduce Rene Ladan, (rene) to the ports tree! He has been a long time ports contributor, and a Dutch Documentation committer. He made the classic mistake of sending in too many PRs, so I decided to punish him.

Congratulations, Rene!

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April 17th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

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Introducing ports committer, Giuseppe Pilichi

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Last month (yes I know I am late), Gabor Pali asked me to co-mentor Giuseppe Pilichi (jacula@), to join the FreeBSD Haskell Effort, aka the Haskell World Domination team. As I had the pleasure to mentor pgj@ into the ports world, it seemed fitting to assist with jacula!

Congratulations, Giuseppe!

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April 17th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

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Catching up on recent events

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It has been awhile since I blogged, so I thought I would finally post some status updates.

A couple of weeks ago, Erwin Lansing popped up a window in IRC, he wanted to know how life was in my neck of the woods. The red flags should have went up, but they did not. By the end of the conversation, he had me convinced that I would be a good candidate for portmgr-secretary, a position he held for some time. Turns out, he accepted a position on the Board of Directors for the FreeBSD Foundation, and decided he needed to lighten his load. I accepted the position. Erwin tells me it will only a couple of hours a week of my time…

So in my very short tenure as portmgr-secretary, I have been fortunate enough to send acknowledgement emails to new ports committers, and announce in wake of FreeBSD 7.3 being released, and that the ports tree is wide open for commits!

Stay tuned, I hope to keep up Erwin’s tradition of portmgr related blog posts.

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March 25th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

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New ports committer, Alberto Villa

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I am pleased to announce my latest mentee, Alberto Villa. Alberto has been a dedicated contributor with the FreeBSD KDE team, and it was finally time to punish him with a ports commit bit.

Martin Wilke will be Alberto’s co-mentor in this little adventure!

Congratulations Alberto!

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January 24th, 2010 at 2:48 am

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Dima Panov flying solo

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Dima “Red Fox” Panov, aka fluffy@ has been a dedicated contributor to the FreeBSD KDE team, and his hard work has paid off, miwi@ and I have cast him loose to collect pointy hats on his own.

It has been a pleasure being your mentor, Dima, good look, and may your INDEX breakages be elusive :-D

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January 22nd, 2010 at 3:57 am

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KDE 4.3.1 is now in FreeBSD ports tree

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September 2nd, 2009 at 6:27 am

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Introducing new Ports Committer, Dima Panov

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I will be mentoring Dima along with Martin Wilke. Dima was instrumental working behind the scenes in preparing the FreeBSD port of KDE 4.3 and as a result we are punishing him with a commit bit.

Dima’s new handle is [email protected]

Just remember Dima, you are not a real committer until you break the INDEX, then fix it!

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August 11th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Call for testers Qt 4.5.2

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The FreeBSD KDE team is pleased to announce the availability of Qt 4.5.2 in the area51 repo. Please see the announcement, http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-freebsd/2009-July/005746.html for details.

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July 9th, 2009 at 4:12 am

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Update proposed ports category, interantionalization

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A brief in discussion on the freebsd-ports thread convinced me to change my proposal from i18n to internationalization, http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-ports/2009-June/055475.html

I will await further potential feedback, Friday will mark one week since I made the original post. At that time, I will get my act together and take my proposal to portmgr@.

Stay tuned.

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June 23rd, 2009 at 4:26 pm

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