On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 11:29:45AM -0600, Troy Engel wrote:
When a package has hundreds of votes, what keeps it from getting promoted into Community? I'm talking specifically about cower:
Bootstrapping AUR on fresh installs is manual, what's the reason cower hasn't been promoted to Community so it's easy to install with pacman and have AUR usable out-of-the-box? (apologies if this has been discussed before and I'm opening some sort of hornet's nest)
It appears that there are intentionally no AUR helpers in the official repo.
Warning: There is not and will never be an official mechanism for installing build material from the AUR. All AUR users should be familiar with the build process.
Cower is a little different since it does not automate the building, but the idea seems to apply.