damir.perisa at solnet.ch
Thu Jul 19 12:59:53 EDT 2007
i was just reading this suggestion by Pierre and i can follow all the
thoughts. here the comments from my side:
* i strongly agree, that the decision if something is in current or
extra should be made after some rules. this rules actually existed
earlier... kind of between devs (we were not so much as nowadays) but
unfortunately, i cannot find a list with this rules ;)
the thing is: earlier it was only some devs working on current... i
till now do not have (and do not need) write access to current. since
all my pkgs are not system-related and all in extra. of course the
more people are involved, the bigger something gets, the better
should be de rules written down... this we need to solve first ...
before or instead of trying to revolutionise things ;)
* nothing in current can depend on anything in extra or another repo.
this was one of this rules. if we have now such situations, either we
have to move the deps to current or we trow the pkg causing the
conflict out of current.
* if something is not freely distributable by archlinux, then we
should not have it at all in an official repo! i cannot think of
anything to fall into this category... but i'm not aware of all the
pkgs we have in the repos... if something is not freely distributable
by us and is in the repos, please point to it - we should stop
distributing it or find an agreement with the authors.
* i strongly disagree to put pkgs in to repos according to their
licence! licence management should be happening in pacman or by an
external tool keeping track of this things. the only exception is
that if we are not allowed to distribute something, we should not.
but then, this thing should be in no repo at all!
* why renaming the current repo? current and extra make perfectly
sense in the KISS approach to me.
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