[aur-dev] Add a VCS field in the package details page

Daniel YC Lin dlin.tw at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 21:28:07 EST 2013

I think this is a good idea to make AUR PKGBUILD maintainer get multiple
choose when something wrong.  And people may branch out without require
TU's permission.

On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 8:11 AM, 01walid <01walid at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I'm new to this mailing list. and first of all, sorry if the idea I'm about
> to introduce is repeated or annoying (discussed before), I just want to
> suggest it.
> *What I noticed:*
>    - Many AUR package maintainers/submitter are developers, or at least
>    have a VCS knowledge (and a Github, Bitbucket ..etc account)
>    - Almost all AUR comments are just PKGBUILDs adjustments, suggestions,
>    enhancement, fixes, new links/md5's or bug reports, written in the
> comment
>    itself.
>    - Many updated PKGBUILDs do just what suggested in comments (not so
>    DRY), just a copy and a past (the community is helping).
>    - Many outdated PKGBUILDs are just outdated because the package owner is
>    too busy to update it.
> *What I suggest:*
> Just an *optional* field to be added when submitting the package, where -if
> available- the package submitter can add the PKGBUILD repo link (on Github,
> bitbucket ..etc), the link is visible in the package details page. so when
> the PKGBUILD is outdated or has a problem, the community can suggest pull
> requests directly to the repo, and make the life easier for the package
> maintainer.
> If you want to go further (and I don't know how's that technically feasible
> right now), you can make something that automatically pull the PKGBUILD
> directly from the repo link (or the PKGBUILD file direct link from that
> repo)
> That's it, correct me if I'm just talking nonsense.
> Thanks.

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