Some other options: - He could have a "hidden" folder somewhere with the sources. He then could just not tell people about that. - You could do some serious hacks and have a script click through the download dialog and get the source as a human would. Bad for PKGBUILDS.
The SVN route is pretty good, I think.
On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 4:07 AM, email@example.com wrote:
On Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:57:50 +0800 Ray Rashif firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yeah I was planning on that, but it doesn't affect me as much yet since I already have the 2.8 source downloaded before Paul Davis decided on this new distribution method. However, it will keep the package in [extra] from being updated.
And that made my day too..I should browse the forums on a regular basis again =/
It's still possible to download the source tarball without donation, but not automatically (you might need this next week for 2.8.1). I doubt he'll provide us with a direct link to the source tarball because this would ruin his system (eg. forcing people to go through his donation dialogue).
I'll ask him if I should add some post install message to my package.
In the meanwhile my package (hopefully) works by checking out the svn repository by tag.
Best regards, Philipp