The 4.0.0 release brings Git repositories to AUR packages. You can test a pre-alpha version at aur-dev.archlinux.org . In order to submit packages, you can follow these steps:
1. Create a new SSH key pair for the AUR. While this step is not strictly necessary (you can use any existing SSH key), it is recommended to do this:
$ ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa-aur
2. Log into the AUR web interface at , go to "My Account" and copy the content of ~/.ssh/id_rsa-aur.pub (or any other key you want to use) into the "SSH Public Key" field. Click "Update" to save the key.
3. The SSH daemon for the AUR uses a custom user and a custom port. It is recommended to add the following lines to your ~/.ssh/config so you don't need to specify user and port each time you connect to the AUR SSH interface:
Host aur-dev.archlinux.org IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa-aur User aur Port 2222
4. To create a new (empty) package base foobar, run the following command:
$ ssh aur-dev.archlinux.org setup-repo foobar
5. If you want to submit changes to a package base, you need to clone the package repository via SSH:
$ git clone ssh+git://aur-dev.archlinux.org/foobar.git/
When making changes to the repository, make sure you always include the PKGBUILD and .SRCINFO in the top-level directory. You can submit new versions of a package base to the AUR by committing the new PKGBUILD and .SRCINFO and running `git push`.
If you spot any major flaws or have suggestions for the new interface, please let me know.