On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 8:16 AM, Allan McRae firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have created a table of candidates for removal from the extra repo based on <1% usage in the pkgstats results. I have gone through and flagged for keeping packages which are i18n, makedepends, or otherwise needed (in pacman testsuite, using on gerolde). See the list here: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Extra_Repo_and_Pkgstats
There is probably other categories of packages we should keep (e.g drivers) and there are some fonts which might be considered i18n related so can you all go through the list a cross out the ones to be kept and giving the reason.
In a couple of weeks time I will remove all the orphaned packages remaining on that list and contact the maintainers of the rest so they can decide what to do with their packages.
Hi Alan, Can i give some other extend to this? I can understand why you limit the list to only packages with 0.xy usage, but i think theres much more to cleanup than just those packages. Orphan or not.. Just by looking at the statistics, for which we owe a huge thanks to Pierre, its obvious that more than 50% of the packages in extra have 10% or less usage. Most of which are below 5%. While at the same time there are many packages in community with >10%. Those should definately go in extra. Most of the developers use em too. Also , many packages in extra, some of which are long unmaintained upstream, many multimedia & games packages come to mind but not limited to these. Those could go to community and even be left unmaintained with a small portion of good will. Anyway, all i am saying is dont focus only on packages having 0.xy usage.