[aur-dev] [PATCH] Add support for TU ninja edits

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Sat May 31 09:37:56 EDT 2014

On 31/05/14 09:34 AM, Florian Pritz wrote:
> On 31.05.2014 15:24, Daniel Micay wrote:
>> On 31/05/14 09:18 AM, Florian Pritz wrote:
>>> I keep my aur packages in a git repo and if updates come I do my work
>>> there. Ninja edits will only really be useful if the maintainer isn't
>>> responsive so chances are they won't even notice the edit. Next time
>>> they bump the package they probably won't add the ninja edit so it will
>>> be lost.
>> It can send a notification email with the diff if it doesn't already do
>> that.
> You think people are going to read that if they don't read other
> messages? Or is this features supposed to be used without first trying
> to get the maintainer to fix the package? (e.g. send them a mail)

One use case would be updating a package before the maintainer gets
around to it. Security vulnerabilities make prompt updates very
important, and a maintainer lagging a bit behind now and then isn't
enough of a reason to disown the package.

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