[arch-general] PKGBUILD contributor, maintainer, author...

Gregory Eric Sanderson gzou2000 at gmail.com
Sun May 9 10:57:37 EDT 2010

I don't think it's just a comment, I see it as meta-information. The only
time that you appreciate meta-information is when you need it and its not

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 2:30 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 09/05/10 16:08, vlad wrote:
>> On Sun, May 09, 2010 at 01:09:46AM +0300, Ionut Biru wrote:
>>> On 05/09/2010 01:02 AM, Andre "Osku" Schmidt wrote:
>>>> Hello Arch,
>>>> i'm doing (for fun) a PKGBUILD parser in javascript, and now as i was
>>>> testing it with random PKGBUILD files from AUR, i noticed that there
>>>> is more than one way people use to define authors...
>>>> (/usr/share/PKGBUILD.proto shows only "Contributor")
>>>> till now i've found:
>>>> - Contributor
>>>> - Maintainer
>>>> - Author
>>>> so i wonder what others should i parse ?
>>>> or could you/we make a standard ?
>>>> cheers
>>>> .andre
>>> in proto was fixed in the next version of pacman. The standard is
>>> Maintainer and Contributor.
>>> Maintainer the current person who's maintaining the packager.
>>> Contributor past maintainers or persons who did contribute in a way
>>> to the build(if the current maintainer wants to add them)
>> Finally a clear definition!
> The main principle I use when deciding on things like this is the phrase
> "Who gives a shit?".   :P
> Seriously...  it is a comment so it does nothing.  Does either label make
> it less informative if it is the only one there?
> Allan

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