[arch-dev-public] Package Cleanup: Part II

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu May 31 10:51:03 EDT 2007

On 5/31/07, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/18/07, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Package_Cleanup
> >
> > So the initial burst made a smallish dent, but there's still a lot
> > more to do, which I'd like to get to this weekend.  If anyone want to
> > help out, that'd be great.  In addition, please voice your opinions
> > about a few things (I haven't heard a lot of developers talk about
> > this, so I've left it alone:
> >
> > * Move desktop related stuff to extra? (possibly keep only xorg in current?)
> > * Move wireless/network modules to current? (they're that important IMO)
> > * Rename current to "core" ?
> > * Anything else?
> I just wanted to say well done on this, Aaron, for taking the
> initiative and doing it. Here are the current repo sizes and changes
> from my original counts:
> Current: 557 (-6 packages)
> Extra: 1905 (-114 packages)
> Community: 1486 (+289 packages)
> As you can see, some of the burden has shifted which is a good thing in my eyes.

In addition there is a community cleanup initiative going on, which
should kill off the stagnant packages there too.

> Do we need to go anywhere with the above stuff, such as moving some
> desktop apps out of current, etc.? It may allow them to be built with
> a more complete feature set than they are when put in current.

That's the next step, and I tried to keep from doing the "big" moves
right away.  We'll call that "part 3" - the moving of desktop stuff
from current to extra, BUT no one seems to have chimed in.  So, if no
one speaks up, I'm going to assume it's ok to move all desktop stuff
to extra? Except, perhaps, xorg (and related packages) itself?

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