2008/12/22 eliott firstname.lastname@example.org:
Why not move towards separating the duties of the current AUR system from the duties of the TU system. I propose making the TUs 'associate arch devs', and having them use the main arch repository system, but in a reduced security/permission role. Something like TUs getting access to community only, like they have now..but using the same dev tools system as the mainline devs, having community just be 'another repo' in the main site interface (just like extra and core).
+1. This will also make it easier to move packages from community to extra and vice-versa. We'll lose the commenting capability on the community packages, but I don't think its a great loss. It'll also give greater visibility to the [community] repo, and as a side effect allow us to search across all the repos from one box, which we currently don't have.