On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 09:51:03AM -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
On 5/31/07, Dan McGee firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 5/18/07, Aaron Griffin email@example.com wrote:
So the initial burst made a smallish dent, but there's still a lot more to do, which I'd like to get to this weekend. If anyone want to help out, that'd be great. In addition, please voice your opinions about a few things (I haven't heard a lot of developers talk about this, so I've left it alone:
- Move desktop related stuff to extra? (possibly keep only xorg in current?)
- Move wireless/network modules to current? (they're that important IMO)
- Rename current to "core" ?
- Anything else?
I just wanted to say well done on this, Aaron, for taking the initiative and doing it. Here are the current repo sizes and changes from my original counts: Current: 557 (-6 packages) Extra: 1905 (-114 packages) Community: 1486 (+289 packages)
As you can see, some of the burden has shifted which is a good thing in my eyes.
In addition there is a community cleanup initiative going on, which should kill off the stagnant packages there too.
Do we need to go anywhere with the above stuff, such as moving some desktop apps out of current, etc.? It may allow them to be built with a more complete feature set than they are when put in current.
That's the next step, and I tried to keep from doing the "big" moves right away. We'll call that "part 3" - the moving of desktop stuff from current to extra, BUT no one seems to have chimed in. So, if no one speaks up, I'm going to assume it's ok to move all desktop stuff to extra? Except, perhaps, xorg (and related packages) itself?
Why xorg? What's the use having xorg in current if nothing else can use it? Isn't that a pretty good argument for having it outside of current? The whole cross-repo dependencies...
That just means that current becomes core, doesn't it?
I replied to you wiki response about core a little while ago: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Core_Packages