[arch-general] very out of date packages

Ido Rosen ido at kernel.org
Sun Aug 14 19:14:08 UTC 2016

On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Genes Lists via arch-general <
arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> refind-efi has been flagged out of date for 9 months.
> Are there any packagers who would be willing to take this one over?
> It is not the most out of date even  ... but it's an important
> component for those who boot with it. There are plenty of others which
> are also very out of date.
> I counted over 220 packages marked out of date. Of those nearly 20 were
> flagged in 2015 or earlier.
> Some of them have newer versions in AUR; but it would be good to try
> get at least some of these updated.
> What's the best way to tackle this issue?

Maybe recruit more TUs, have more TUs overlap in coverage areas (i.e.
encourage co-maintainership/co-packagers/teamwork/more than one maintainer
per package), and accept TUs that manage fewer packages at a time (to
reduce time commitment required per TU).

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