[aur-dev] Introduction and proposal

Mario Mueller mario at xenji.com
Sat Jul 28 17:03:19 EDT 2012

Now that's the kind of feedback I like ;). Challenge accepted.

May I kindly ask if you are willing to discuss any ideas I will offer?

On Saturday, July 28, 2012, Loui Chang wrote:

> On Sat 28 Jul 2012 10:00 +0200, Mario Mueller wrote:
> > I'm a bit sad to see, that nobody seems to be interested in my
> contribution
> > proposal. No feedback, no support. I mean, I did not expect you to
> welcome
> > me with arms wide open, but a response to my proposal would be a minimum
> > sign of respect. I wonder if you really want to change something or just
> > want to leave it as it is? Maybe I just got wrong info? If do not want my
> > help, just tell me and I will find another open-source project to
> > contribute to.
> I see no compelling reason to redo years of work under another
> language/framework just for that sake alone. I think people would like
> to see some better reasons for this.
> Back before I got involved with the AUR there was a Brazilian project
> that was trying to do the same thing as you. And later there was another
> project 'AUR2' [1] that also had a similar goal.
> If you're going to rewrite the AUR I think you really need to offer
> something that the current AUR can't offer from a user perspective.
> You need to offer a paradigm shift, otherwise it's hard to entice
> people to an unestablished and unproven codebase.
> For example, aur3 [2] (another independent project) is an interesting
> take on the AUR.
> Making the AUR into 'yet-another-webapp-but-in-shiny-python' just isn't
> interesting enough. We could rewrite CVS, but in shiny python but that
> wouldn't be really interesting either. So, I'm glad git (and other dvcs)
> came along.
> Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to discourage your contribution. Just
> trying to help you think outside the box.
> Cheers.
> [1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_2
> [2] http://aur3.org/

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