Self Introduction: Fabio Valentini (decathorpe)

Here goes my introduction as a new (or aspiring) package maintainer for fedora.

I have been using fedora as my daily driver OS for some years now (I
think starting with f18 or f19). Also, I have been learning to build
RPM packages for some time, too - some of you may be familiar with my
elementary-stable/nightly and/or syncthing COPR repositories.

And now I decided the time has come to begin submitting my elementary
packages for review :) I am already in frequent contact with the
upstream developers, who have - most of the time - been really helpful
with fixing issues of portability and compatibility with fedora.

My first review request can be found at [1].

To give some more background about myself:

I am currently studying Computer Science and Chemistry at the
University of Innsbruck / Austria (and yes, my native language is
German). I have some experience writing C and Java code (mostly
because of University courses) and have taught myself some Python,
too. I am also currently undergoing the "functional programming
treatment" (with OCaml).

Probably the project that I am most proud of (aside from packaging /
my COPR repositories) is a simple, configurable and modular build tool
for automatically constructing RPM packages (written in python3):
kentauros (you can find it on github) - but it is far from finished
yet (although I am already heavily using it for stable and automagic
nightly builds for my COPR repositories).

I am really looking forward to contributing to fedora and to
collaborating with the fedora community.


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Re: Self Introduction: Fabio Valentini (decathorpe)

By Dominik 'Rathan... at 11/25/2016 - 13:34

Hello, Fabio.
Welcome to Fedora community!

On Thursday, 24 November 2016 at 22:34, Fabio Valentini wrote:
Excellent! Having good relationship with our upstreams is invaluable
and - as you probably know - part of our core values.

Great, I'll take a look. Could you do some non-binding reviews
of other packages awaiting reviews in the meantime? Two should
be enough.

Excellent, we have a number of chemistry-related packages in Fedora
already, as well as quite a few maintainers in this area. You're welcome
to join the SciTech SIG:
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Re: Self Introduction: Fabio Valentini (decathorpe)

By Fabio Valentini at 11/26/2016 - 17:26

Hello Dominik,

Thanks for the welcome, and for sponsoring me!

On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 7:35 PM Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <


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I just put in the commented & adapted output of "fedora-review" (as per
the Review Guidelines etc.) as a comment to the respective bugs, since
I can't really do anything else (yet).