Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
wouldn't it make sense to have a daily crontab on the aur server that generates a file which contains all packages (maybe along with their description) ? then users can do local searches instead.
Even compressed, the metadata would probably take up a few megabytes. The downloads would account for a good deal of excess traffic. Perhaps the metadata could be mirrored, but the AUR is unsupported.
It is a neat idea!