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Hey! How'd you find me? Well now that you did, have a look around at what I do.

Developer Roadmap


My main focus with Arch Linux has been pacman development. It is how I got my foot into devland and how I plan on staying there. If you wish to contact me or the other pacman developers (phrakture and I are the full-timers), send us an email on the pacman-dev mailing list.

3.0 Release


Pacman 3.0 is now in the testing repo, and we'd appreciate any feedback about it that you guys want to provide.

We will probably end up doing a bugfix release or two as we aren't perfect, but oh well. There are quite a few improvements over pacman 2 that will go unnoticed by most users, but the pactest testing suite shows otherwise.

3.1 Release


Basically we have a huge TODO list and that is about it at this point.



Yes, there is a small part of the domain that neotuli does not work with, and that is the lovely pacman website. This thing obviously needs a touch-up to Web 2.0 standards. :P


I'm looking to get involved with pacbuild development, an automated building system that will make official packaging a lot easier and hopefully fix outstanding missing dependency issues. Xentac and neotuli are the main contributors to this project.

Current Ideas


  • Working on implementing ConfigParser into apple and strawberry.
  • General code cleanup and commenting.

Other Pacman-related Tools

Once we have an Arch Projects interface, I intend to take a look at most of the available tools out there and get them into the system so they can be actively developed. These tools include but are not limited to:


I have done some random work with the Wiki. neotuli did a nice job with the new look, so I started contributing after that. If you see something that needs changing on a locked page, let me know on my user talk page.

Front Page Redesign


I worked with stonecrest on the front page redesign, he can claim most of the credit.

Clean up Wiki Templates


I've made templates such as Template:Progressbar, and added images to some of the other banner templates, such as in Template:Translateme. I'd like to make the look of the banners a bit more unified by using icons from the Tango Project.


I'm not real involved with this yet, but I intend to help out other people with their packages, make minor bugfixes to close some Flyspray issues, and do what the other developers tell me to do. For now I'm a spot maintainer of packages.

General Discussion

I'm a fairly vocal person, so I tend to be involved in discussion about a lot of the issues that come up. We are investigating changing the repository layout and SCM system used for PKGBUILD storage and maintenance. Xentac is heading up this discussion, and you can join in at the arch-repos Google group.


User:Toofishes/Arch Linux Project Guidelines

User:Toofishes/libalpm interface

User:Toofishes/Wiki Templates

Contact Info

Feel free to leave comments on my user talk page and I'll eventually read and respond to it.


IRC: toofishes on (#archlinux and #archlinux-pacman)

See the developers page for any other information you'll need on me and the other developers.