[arch-dev-public] Let's use the Maintainer tag
dibblethewrecker at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 11:12:08 EDT 2008
2008/9/22 Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
> As Eric pointed out, Pierre is talking about the maintainer of the
> PKGBUILD, not the builder of the package.
> Additionally, if parsing shell scripts is the issue here, why not add
> some new metainfo:
> maintainer="Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>"
I think a new metainfo is a nice idea but it'd be cool if the devs
could additionally be allocated a unique ID that can be cross-reffed
to a dbase to avoid having to update the email manually/avoid having
an out of date email in an old file.
The first thing that springs to mind as an ID is the list of names on
I'm thinking these could be nicely parsed out in/by the web interface
and linked up to hopefully up to date contact details.
A few caveats instantly spring to mind, such as this is only really
implementable for official pkgs and devs, but it can also provide nice
meta info for AUR pkgs.
> Seems ok to me. We could even start doing it right now, as makepkg
> will just ignore it for now
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