Doug Newgard wrote:
On Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:38:04 -0500 (EST) Scott Lawrence email@example.com wrote:
Is there an intention to update this package straight to 2.1, or to introduce a gsl2 package? I've no problem with putting this on AUR myself, but I don't want to step on toes / waste time.
gsl 2.0 was just released 2 weeks ago, and the Arch maintainer isn't the most active. Have patience.
Putting it in the AUR would just get it deleted. Rule 1 of the AUR is that it can't duplicate packages in the official repos.
IMO there are some cases when this is OK, for instance if the API changes in the new version are big enough that the update needs to be deliberately held back until all users have been ported. I'm not sure if this is the case here though, I haven't looked closely at the API changes, but I know there are at least a few KDE packages that don't build against gsl 2.