I'd like to inform upfront that now would finally be a good time to implement the `base-devel` meta-package orthogonal to our already existing `base` meta-package.
We haven't really pushed it for quite some time as nothing in `base-devel` changed in the past. Now the situation looks slightly different as we lately added `debugedit` in order to provide debug packages via makepkg. This lead to a couple of followup issues with missing installations and people running into such an issue on multiple occasions.
Hence I've prepared the `base-devel` meta-package and will put it into [testing] soon. I'll also add a TODO list to remove the group declaration once its available in [core]. This will ensure any changes to the `base-devel` set will automatically be reflected on hosts that need that set available like chroots, AUR build environments or dev machines.