[aur-dev] AUR generation next?

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 17:12:32 EST 2014

Some people think that AUR in the current state is an unmaintainable
mess, with many outdated packages, PKGBUILDs that haven't been updated
in a looong while https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=175171

Some users suggest transforming AUR into a wiki, some would like to
use git for pull requests etc., others support an annual wipe i.e. AUR
is moved into a read-only state (and moved to aur-old address) and
maintainers are asked to resubmit PKGBUILDs - this would keep old
comments and votes and over time only the PKGBUILDs that actually are
maintained would be kept in the AUR.

What are the thoughts of the AUR overlords about all this? If you give
such grassroots effort a NACK, there's no point in the discussion,
until further notice.

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