[arch-dev-public] A contrib repository

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Mar 13 23:46:32 UTC 2019

On 3/14/19 8:46 AM, Morten Linderud via arch-dev-public wrote:
> There is a *lot* of small tools people have written over the years that resides
> in bin/ directories which could be useful for more people. We also have several
> such tools on soyuz, where sogrep was added to devtools this week. 
> I have been thinking it could be great to have a simple `contrib` repository
> where every team member has commit access. This could work as a staging area for
> tools we would like to promote to `devtools` later on.
> We could maybe sort this into directories for its purpose:
> * packaging
> * security
> * devops
> * testing
> * bugwrangler
> * misc
> Tools that can be added here is the `ch` scripts from Bluewind, and the pkg-*
> tools eli has created. I also have some tools to look for pkgname in archweb,
> check them out from svn and check them against a nvchecker file.
> This would hopefully give us a space where we can experiment with new maintainer
> tools in a collaborative manner. I'd love to hear some feedback or thoughs on
> this!

I was fairly sure any user can create a git repo on our server.  Look at
"Developer Projects" on https://git.archlinux.org/ .  Or use github,
where some of these scripts are already located.

I don't see the need for another repository.


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