Nélson «VuDu» Cunha wrote:
Sorry, but please don't try to make it sound like I said that because that's not an argument at all. Following what I said before, making steps harder isn't necessarily going to make people walk through them more carefully. I don't agree that an on-line code editor would make people do more mistakes, because good maintainers would continue to test the PKGBUILD before making the changes on the on-line editor, or just simply not using it. An editor would just save the pain to archive and upload (not testing them) simple changes to the PKGBUILD, that make probably the biggest part of AUR packages updates.
Another thing, not just related to the PKGBUILD itself, is that the update process is totally unintuitive. For any kind of update to a package, being it major or minor, one has to always replace the package with a new one. That's not intuitive and... doesn't KISS also support that "less is more"?
Personally I don't buy the "make it hard so that they (the few that don't quit) make it better", but that's just an opinion... and everyone has it's own. Must respect that. ;)
Now, if it was said "patches welcome", would any ever be forthcoming? Thats like rejecting the idea without rejecting it... :)