2009/8/26 Nélson «VuDu» Cunha email@example.com:
Hello, following the weird titled "AUR webpage" thread ( http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2009-July/thread.html#5602 ) I think the way maintainers handle their packages could have some things simplified.
I agree that simple updates to PKGBUILDs should be easier. I've seen many packages with typos in PKGBUILDs, showing that the extra workload of having to archive the files and upload them doesn't necessary make users test things before uploading. That's all up to the maintainer's will to do things right.
I think having a simple syntax highlighted code editor to quick edit the PKGBUILD or at least a way to simply update the PKGBUILD without having to archive and upload everything every time would be a great help.
Some alternatives google gave me, dunno if there are any better: http://alexgorbatchev.com/wiki/SyntaxHighlighter http://codepress.sourceforge.net/ http://marijn.haverbeke.nl/codemirror/ http://helene.muze.nl/
What do you think?
Nah, doesn't seem very kiss to me. IMO if you want something easier to use create a tool to allow uploading from the cli.