[arch-general] Why not create a new repo specified for games ?

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 12:56:56 EDT 2011

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 5:50 PM, Daenyth Blank <daenyth+arch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 12:40, Matej Ľach <matej.lach at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I support this idea.
>> Keep most games in AUR and the more popular ones can have their own repo
>> [games] on a separate server.
>> This server could be community financed using donations and if not enough
>> interest will be raised for new repo, all these huge games can be moved to
>> AUR and the smaller ones can stay in [community].
>> That's my view at it.
> Having another repo for large packages is not useful. The benefit of
> the old arch-games project was just that we compiled and hosted things
> that weren't already in the repo.

What exactly would be too large? LibreOffice? jre7-openjdk? Qt? ;-)
I'm with Daenyth here: provide an unofficial repo if you like but
don't drop apps that are in the official repos - excluding the
nexuiz-xonotic switcheroo.

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