[arch-dev-public] [arch-commits] CVS update of extra/science/plotutils (PKGBUILD)
damir.perisa at solnet.ch
Fri Oct 12 22:25:59 EDT 2007
Saturday 13 October 2007, Dan McGee wrote:
| I feel like packages like this belong in community or
| unsupported, not extra.
plotutils is now a dependency to pstoedit (libplot link we had not in
the pkg was also making other pkgs like inkscape having trouble with
some functionabilities), which is in extra, so i had to move
plotutils to extra as well. because x-repo depends are hierarchial
and extra is higher (more official) than community.
on your subject: to a certain extend, i agree: we should not add just
anything to official repos just because somebody is here now to
maintain it. however, if a pkg is an active project (not a pain to
maintain) and has a value (dont ask me how to measure this -
archstats were once a way - no idea what happened with this project)
i.e. is used by some archers and some devs, then there should be no
problem in adding it to extra.
i'm less for restricting the addition of a pkg to extra but more to
the aspect of strict maintainence.
about the link to the cleanup of repos you mentioned: extra has
orphans that are old and unmaintained mainly because earlier, before
any community repo or TU repos or AUR, extra was the only place to
put things to... old times gone by, we grew but still there are some
games and some other things around that are "archaic"... and of
course because maintainers added them who left or focused on
something else now, they stayed. this is a one-time effect we see
now... because now, since some time now, we have community. we are
able to move things from community to official and back if needed -
thats how it should work.
good night, sleep well,
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