[aur-dev] Git repos for AUR packages

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Tue Jan 7 12:57:05 EST 2014

On Tue, 07 Jan 2014 at 13:50:42, 郑文辉 (Techlive Zheng) wrote:
> 2014/1/7 Lukas Fleischer <archlinux at cryptocrack.de>:
> [...]
> Here are some thoughts:
> 1. The official Git URL for a AUR package is like this:
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xyz.git or
> http://git.aur.archlinux.org/packages/xyz.git.
> 2. Each AUR user should be able to have its own fork of a perticular
> AUR package with a URL like this:
> http://aur.archlinux.org/account/john/packages/xyz.git.
> 3. The official Git HEAD for a AUR package is actually just a Git
> reference to maintainer's fork's HEAD, we just need to change this Git
> reference if the maintainer changes. Each fork of a package should
> have its of votes which could be used to determine the maintainer for
> the official AUR package. And the on the official AUR package's PAGE,
> all the forks and their votes should be listed for the user to choose.
> This way, the job to maintain AUR will be more community driven, and
> the burden for TUs will be much less.

Maybe, we should really switch to something like Gitorious or GitLab
with a few additions that allow for marking a repository as "official",
a PKGBUILD/.AURINFO parser and a customized search function.

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