[aur-dev] Renaming the AUR

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 23:50:38 UTC 2015

On Thu 29 Jan 2015 09:37 +0100, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> Currently, we use the term "AUR" for both the collection of
> user-supplied source packages and the software that helps with accessing
> and modifying these packages which causes quite some misunderstandings.
> Earlier, it was suggested to use "[unsupported]" for the collection of
> packages and "AUR" for the software but I don't really like that
> terminology (makes the source package repository look like a repository
> of binary packages and calls the software "repository").
> Here is what I suggest: Keep using the term "AUR" for the collection of
> packages and rename the software to "aurweb" (borrowing from archweb).
> What would need to be changed:
> * The name of the aur.git repository would become aurweb.git.
> * Several references in the AUR(web) source code need to be fixed, the
>   header will still refer to the Arch User Repository.
> * Some uses of "AUR" in the Arch wiki need to be brought in line with
>   the new terminology.

Makes sense to rename the software itself to help differentiate.
Traditionally, the AUR meant the community repo and [unsupported]
together and that was reflected in the web interface. People could still
comment and vote on community packages back then.

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