[aur-general] Proposed rules for packages entering [community]

Mikko Seppälä t-r-a-y at mbnet.fi
Mon Dec 1 16:46:58 EST 2008

Firmicus wrote:
> I basically agree that we need some form of control.
> However I have some reservations and comments.
> First, I would like to understand the usefulness of discussing and 
> voting on this proposal first, before tackling the (IMO probably more 
> serious issue) of having too many packages with very low popularity / 
> usefulness in our community repo. Perhaps the former issue is easier 
> to deal with? Or could serve as a basis for dealing with the latter one?
> Now to the specific points of the proposal:
>> * Only "popular" packages may enter the repo, as defined by 1% usage 
>> from pkgstats or 10 votes on the AUR.
> Allan, can you develop a bit more what is your criterion for the 
> figures 1% or 10 votes. Why not 5% or 3 votes? (which in my humble 
> opinion would seem to make more sense...)
>> * Any additions not covered by the above criteria must first be 
>> proposed on the aur-general mailing list, explaining the reason for 
>> the exemption (e.g. renamed package, new package) at which point a 
>> general consensus from the TUs will be reached. TUs with large 
>> numbers of "non-popular" packages are more likely to be rejected. 
> What should a "general consensus" look like? If 5 TUs are for and 3 
> are against and the remaining ones do not reply, do we say yes or no? 
> Can we be more specific on the above point without burdening the 
> procedure with bureaucratic rules?
>> Stefan Hussmann wrote:
>>> Some thoughts. - If we encourage people to drop packages that are 
>>> not popular, we
>>> should also encourage them to take packages in "usupported" that _are_
>>> popular to "community".
>> That would be the idea.
> I have examined the repos extra, community and unsupported quite 
> carefully, and as a result I do not think there are that many packages 
> in unsupported that really deserve being in community! Possible 
> candidates are
> yaourt, etc: but only if wain would become a TU AND if we think it is 
> a good idea to support that very popular tool (not sure personally – 
> also it is only a script, so easy to install).
> aurup
> nspluginwrapper-flash + dependencies > well, these are no longer 
> required I believe
> splashy
> wine-doors
> songbird
> <enemy-territory, warsow, openarena etc. : if TUs are interested>
> uswsusp
> customizepkg
> pactools
> archassistant
> vlc-plugin
> fbsplash
> Otherwise, I would rather VERY MUCH encourage TUs to have a look at 
> the packages in EXTRA that are currently orphaned, and to contact the 
> devs if you are interested to maintain some of them in community. 
> There are many more important packages there that would deserve to be 
> maintained in community than being orphaned in extra.
> That's it for now.
> F
Little thing here:
Never add 32bit binaries into 64bit system on community front 
(nspluginwrapper above), libs are kinda ok.
Atleast I strongly disagree on adding them.

 - Neverth

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