[arch-dev-public] Where [erxtra] ends and [community] begins

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 07:23:07 EDT 2007

2007/10/14, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:
> Pierre Schmitz schrieb:
> > But the border between [extra] and [community] does not seem to be that sharp.
> > Does [extra] only include the most important and essential packages? Is
> > [community] only a playground and a repo full of alpha releases?
> >
> > Defining [extra] in a clear way should make it easier to cleanup this repo,
> > too. We still have a lot of unmaintained or outdated packages.
> To me this is easy: The core/extra/unstable repositories are maintained
> by the smaller group of Archlinux Developers, the community repository
> is maintained by the larger and less strictly controlled group of
> Trusted Users.
> This is the only disctinction IMO. Everything we don't want to maintain
> due to lack of time and manpower will be handled by the TUs, who can
> grow their numbers easily.

Yes, but developers also can (and some of them do) maintain packages
in community.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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