[aur-dev] AUR2

Callan Barrett wizzomafizzo at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 00:03:08 EDT 2009


Maybe I'm missing something but wouldn't it be better if you did the  
backend first and then worked on the client. Otherwise you need to  
rewrite everything in the client and it's just wasted work. Also why  
are you using the pacman code as a base for the client? I'd rather  
pacman handled the packages rather than a separate maintained tool.

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On 20/10/2009, at 10:02 AM, Laszlo Papp <djszapi at archlinux.us> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Callan Barrett <wizzomafizzo at gmail.com 
> >wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 3:52 AM, Laszlo Papp <djszapi at archlinux.us>  
>> wrote:
>>> I think AUR2 would be just a temporary solution for our final  
>>> purposes. I
>>> started to plan/design quite a few weeks ago the new AUR  
>>> generation with
>>> Louipc, and we think of an absolutely new implementation/idea. We  
>>> would
>> like
>>> for AUR to be a command-line based application like pacman. Well,  
>>> I'd
>> like
>>> to see a more robust, and efficient impelementation of it, not a web
>> based
>>> application.
>>> We started to redesign PKGINFO related things:
>>> http://louipc.mine.nu/arch/Step-1-PKGINFO-in-srctargz
>>> You can see here the state of it here:
>> http://git.berlios.de/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=aurman;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/master
>>> Here is the mailing list:
>>> https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/aurman-dev
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Laszlo Papp
>> I don't think I follow. Is this a client to the current AUR or some
>> sort of server for clients?
>> --
>> Callan Barrett
> It will be a client at this momment for current AUR, but we plan to
> implement a full backend,api,front for the AUR and package  
> management. It's
> not a small work for me/us, so be patient, but as I guess the AUR web
> application/server/backend can be changed for a command line tool,  
> because I
> like it as I like AUR installer, vim and other command line  
> application.
> I tried/try to be close to the pacman source codebase, if someone  
> would
> like to contribute and know the source of pacman, he/she can do it  
> easier,
> but I'm not a good programmer like Xavier and Dan now :P
> Btw, any opinion/suggestion would be nice or this:
> http://louipc.mine.nu/arch/Step-1-PKGINFO-in-srctargz
> Best Regards,
> Laszlo Papp

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