[arch-dev-public] Artwork Team?

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Oct 5 21:46:49 EDT 2013

On 05/10/13 14:06, Gaetan Bisson wrote:
> [2013-10-05 05:17:18 +0200] Jan Alexander Steffens:
>> I don't think these packages should be in the AUR, given that they
>> just repackage content from our FTP for access via pacman.
> There are tons of PKGBUILD on the AUR whose sole purpose is to package a
> single script which is readily available on the Web. I see no problem
> with that.
>> Whenever someone uploads new artwork to our FTP, they should also
>> update these packages. Otherwise, they are pretty much zero
>> maintenance.
> I understand that we are supposed to be the upstream on this, but since
> no developer or trusted user has shown interest in maintaining these
> packages, why not let users do it? Things like desktop manager themes
> could be improved by the community. Ultimately if neither official Arch
> packagers or users care, those packages could just be plain removed...

I have had an email pointed out that these artworks carry our TM and we
may want to consider the consequences of not controlling them ourselves.


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