Am Freitag, 30. Juli 2021, 22:54:04 CEST schrieb Kevin Morris via aur-general:
On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 06:55:45PM +0200, Jan Kohnert via aur-general wrote:
I recall having read somewhere in the docs that pushing rc version is generally discouraged on the aur, but got a out-of-date flagging today.
If 1.0.0-rc.3 is why they're flagging it out of date, perhaps you could reply to them and explain why it's not out of date; an rc is a release candidate, but not necessarily a true release.
the RC we're talking about has been build mid last year, since then no new releases have been pushed (they do weekly (release-)builds, though). Version 0.9.9 OTOH has been quite heavily patched to be able to build and run on current arch (I included upstrean python3 patches, as well as a graphicsmackic patch); patching would not be neccessary using the current RC.
I also have been working on an updated package last year in a local branch, since I was hoping a 1.0.0 release to have been happened sometime last year...
imho, if folks want release candidates, a VCS package could always be crafted. I would personally avoid releasing non-vcs rc packages.
A vcs pakage would use current git; and since in the end folks tend to use astronomical software to publish papers; it could be disadvantageous to use a possibly broken git version. OTOH, this holds true for RC releases, too; though they might have been tested better .
So, I'm still unsure what to do...
Best regards, Jan