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

Dustin Falgout dustin at falgout.us
Wed Nov 27 23:57:26 EST 2013

I agree that there should be an easier method that doesn't require TU 
intervention. However, I'm not sure that github is the right solution 
as we would be relying on an outside service that could possibly change 
or disappear at any time in the future. Perhaps something similar to 
how wikis allow revisions to be made and viewed by anyone but don't 
replace the original content until approved?

I don't see a way to do anything about this issue that wouldn't be 
considered a new feature to the AUR and I'm pretty sure I read that the 
AUR is only getting bug fixes from now on. Well...Unless any user 
decides to make the changes and submit a pull request ;-)

-Dustin / lots.0.logs

On Wed 27 Nov 2013 08:28:07 PM CST, Daniel YC Lin wrote:
> 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     - Many outdated PKGBUILDs are just outdated because the package owner is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 the PKGBUILD is outdated or has a problem, the community can suggest pull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.

*Dustin Falgout*
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