[arch-dev-public] Repo Distinctions

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Wed Oct 17 10:14:11 EDT 2007

> >> Of course, if the argument is that devs should maintain packages in
> >> [community] because the distinction between devs and TUs isn't
> >> important, another solution would be to flatten things and have [core],
> >> [mantle] and [extra] and let TUs and devs maintain packages in [extra].
> > 
> > Another thing would be to have community integrated in extra.
> This has always been my preferred solution. Heresy you may say, but just 
> sit back and think of it. Some developers prefer packaging work and 
> others prefer tool-chain kinda work. If we could clone those that prefer 
> packaging work, would it increase the amount of high quality and 
> maintained packages in [extra] ? (can i get a big "oh... yeah!") (mooo!)

+1 I agree.

> joking aside though. I think we just need to actually DOCUMENT a strict 
> packaging standard (this exists already. no?), and then open up the 
> flood gates to new upcoming would be _packagers_. No distinctions... 
> just one high quality highly udated repository.

Define strict packaging standard.  I'm just trying to figure out how
difficult this would be.  I've tried writing packaging tutorials before...
I got bored...

> > Separation of devs and TUs is not the same as separation of their
> > packages into different repos just by factor of package ownership.
> I would say... _all_ packagers can maintain in [extra] but only 
> Packagers who are also Developers can maintain in [core]. After that... 
> maintain your own private repo or something. You say what about AUR? 
> I'll try to keep this post on topic, but i think AUR can actually become 
> the interface for this new breed of Packagers. 'noda post... 'noda day.

Isn't this sort of like what you were working on? and what Paul was working
on with repoman?

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