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Thu Jan 3 00:34:50 EST 2008
On Jan 2, 2008 5:51 PM, Simo Leone <simo at archlinux.org> wrote:
> I admit that I probably made a mistake in even introducing the idea
> of recoding the AUR.
I think introducing the idea was the best thing to do! After two months
of trying to fiddle with the current AUR code I realised that it really isn't
worth fixing. I assumed that development slowed because the devs
came to that realisation.
I think the development manpower would be much better spent working
on a completely new system, especially since we've given the interface
a bit of a facelift. The only dev on current code I could see making sense
are critical bug fixes.
I see the next generation of AUR as a network app primarily accessible
via CLI tools, but also accessible via other interfaces (web,gtk, etc).
I have some other crazy ideas, that might be out of topic for now. Ha!
> Another long-term issue is cleaning up the data. A lot of the users
> are dead, and packages uncared for.
This is another great reason to start fresh.
I say toss the old DB once the new system is ready.
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