[arch-general] User-Submitted Package Updates (how it could possibly work)

Vasi Vilvoiu vasi.vilvoiu at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 13:07:47 UTC 2022

Hi Caleb!

On 1/17/22 10:22, Caleb Maclennan via arch-general wrote:
> I think it will be better to finish the migration from SVN → Git for all 
> the repository files and tooling. Once PKGBUILDs are in Git and hosted 
> on Arch's GitLab installation and the tooling is updated so that build 
> and release workflows revolve around this, it will be *much* easier to 
> reason about how non-developer contributions fit into the mix. Any 
> effort to organize this on existing infrastructure is going to have many 
> more edge cases that are potential security holes and create technical 
> debt that make this migration harder.

What is the planned timeline for this migration? IMHO it would do a 
great deal of good to the community to (a) communicate these plans 
clearly and (b) communicate where help is needed and how the community 
can pitch in.

Best regards,
Vasi Vilvoiu

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