[aur-dev] AUR2

Sebastian Nowicki sebnow at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 07:40:46 EDT 2009

On Oct 19, 2009, at 8:38 AM, Dave wrote:

> Hi all,
> I came across a forum post (http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=80997 
> ) discussing how AUR needs to be improved, which led to the AUR2  
> wiki page. However, the last major updates, either to the Wiki page  
> or the git repository, happened in February. I was wondering what  
> the status of the project was and, if the project is still alive,  
> contribute by coding and updating the Wiki . If the project is not  
> alive, I would like to know why and if it would be worth bring the  
> discussion back up.

AUR2 stagnated because I no longer have the time to work on it, and  
there doesn't seem to be enough interest for it for others to  
contribute. The project has come quite a long way and the basics of  
the AUR have been replicated. I think the todo list on the wiki is  
still fairly up to date. Back in February I was re-writing the package  
upload logic to be better designed and use parched[1] instead of using  
bash directly (it's insecure). Unfortunately my disk died and the  
pkgbuild branch[2] might not have all my work. I also wrote more of  
the API handling stuff but that's all gone now :(.

I'm not really sure whether AUR2 would be official supported and, if  
it were finished, if it would be integrated to http:// 
aur.archlinux.org. I do recall interest in it though, but it should be  
discussed further.

I would still like to work on the project and see it finished, I  
simply don't have the time to do so. If anyone else would like to work  
on it, I'm more than happy to help in any way.

P.S. Thanks for linking to that thread, seems someone else is working  
on a proper parser, yay!

[1] http://github.com/sebnow/parched
[2] http://github.com/sebnow/aur2/tree/pkgbuild

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