[arch-dev-public] [RFC] Deprecate ABS?

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Thu Apr 13 07:48:19 UTC 2017

On 2017-03-25 12:24, Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote:
> Hi all,
> Allan complained yesterday that ABS is apparently broken. Turns out that
> most likely it is broken at least since 2016-07-07.
> The script received no changes since 2012-09-07 and the main advantage
> it brings is an easy way to pull all PKGBUILDs. But we also provide
> public Subversion and Git repositories. Initial svn checkout for
> community and packages takes less than 3 minutes on my rather slow
> connection (for European standards); obviously subsequent updates are
> faster. Full git clone is slow, but shallow one takes ca. 10 seconds
> (for both).
> If someone needs to checkout just one package, svn has sparse checkouts
> and for git, Dave wrote asp[1]. This brings the question, what is the
> point of keeping it running?
> Bartłomiej
> [1] https://github.com/falconindy/asp

Resistance is futile, I will prepare a news draft and changes to infra


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