[arch-dev-public] [RFC] Removing maintainer/contributor lines from PKGBUILDs

Sven-Hendrik Haase svenstaro at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 21:48:43 UTC 2020

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020, 21:59 Evangelos Foutras via arch-dev-public <
arch-dev-public at archlinux.org> wrote:

> I am not sure these serve any purpose. The maintainer line duplicates
> information available from the archweb or aur interfaces and could
> also be outdated. The contributor lines are mostly redundant with svn
> or git history, can take up several lines in the PKGBUILD and can
> become irrelevant after significant refactoring.
> What are your thoughts on dropping all these seemingly unnecessary
> lines from our official PKGBUILDs? Anyone feel strongly about keeping
> them (and why)?

I agree with your reasoning and am all in favor.



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