[arch-dev-public] Moonlight in ArchLinux?

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 14:17:18 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> Am Fri, 23 Jan 2009 19:47:22 +0100
> schrieb Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:
>> Daniel Isenmann schrieb:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > there were a discussion on the arch-general list about why not
>> > adding moonlight to the repo
>> > (http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/2009-January/003326.html).
>> >
>> > Now I want to discuss this topic further from a developer point of
>> > view.
>> First thought: I don't care. I have never come across anything that
>> needs Silverlight/Moonlight.
>> Second thought: If I ever come across a site that needs it, I'd be
>> happy if it would be available with pacman -S moonlight.
>> Third thought: I still don't care, and I won't until I come across
>> the situation in my second thought.
>> So if you want to maintain it, do it. If not, then don't.
> In some way I don't care too. If you want to maintain then do it.
> But I see no need to do this in our official extra repository. I
> haven't come across one single website using it. So I see no reason for
> an exception from our rules here. We should do what we do with all other
> packages: put it into AUR and wait how important it will become. The
> number of votes will be one point. An increasing number of websites
> using it may be the other one.
> -Andy

I agree with Andy. We should keep it in AUR for a while to see if it's
popular enough to be in the extra repo. |Anyway, I'm sharing everyone
sentiment of not caring.

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