[arch-dev-public] Unannounced mass edit of community PKGBUILDs
evangelos at foutrelis.com
Thu Oct 25 03:07:09 EDT 2012
I noticed that all of my community packages were modified by r78782 
(Full pkgdesc cleanup for 2339 packages).
This was not discussed beforehand as it should. I would have been
against it and we probably would have saved ourselves lots of unneeded
noise in the repository.
Besides the obtrusiveness of this commit, there were a couple more issues:
- Indentation of pkgdesc inside package_*() functions was lost
- Double quotes were changed to single quotes even though
/usr/share/pacman/PKGBUILD.proto uses single quotes
Whether or not it is a good idea to automatically try and correct
slightly wrong package descriptions (in my opinion it's not worth it),
the lack of communication is unacceptable.
I went ahead and reversed the changes moments ago so the whole thing is
now a noop.
Please let's not do this again. :)
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