I wholeheartedly agree... allowing users to submit bug reports (or
something similar) for outdated packages would at least allow us to
judge package popularity.
On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 11:12:10AM +1000, Jud wrote:
Too many recent packages have been named the same as the "official
package", this could easily get out of hand, what can be done about it?
- better education and parenting?
- better message on AUR page?
A better message can be easily done. I think that would also
cover the first point. If people don't read the AUR Guidelines
there isn't much else we can do.
- code to detect package name and disallow/delete package?
I don't think our current systems are designed to do this
without a lot of ugly hackery.
- hit uploader with big stick?
What? Suspend their accounts or something? I think people upload those
packages out of ignorance, or they are trying to help the community. I'd
rather not have to whack people because their good intentions are
- faster updates of "offical" Repo packages?
Not much we can do about this in AUR. I wonder why users are not
supposed to file bug reports for outdated packages. I think it would
actually help people gauge how important certain packages are.
- be globally readable and writable.
- allow users to post updated PKGBUILDs.
- allow developers to provide comments on why packages are out of date
- help ensure that out of date notices don't get lost in the
maintainer's mountain of other email, or wherever they go.