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

w9ya w9ya at qrparci.net
Thu Dec 4 13:08:17 EST 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:10 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 5:52 AM, bardo <ilbardo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Kristoffer Fossgård <kfs1 at online.no>
> wrote:
> >> Your all missing my point. I never said counting packages by
> >> downloadrate is a perfect solution but that IT IS GOOD ENOUGH _and_
> >
> > That's what I thought. Even monitoring a single download mirror could
> > be enough, if it's not an obscure and unpopular one. At least gathered
> > data would be statistically *relevant*, even though not accurate. We
> > can think of a single mirror as a good approximation of the whole
> > community, excluding i18n/l10n packages, which are highly dependendt
> > on the physical location of the mirror itself.
> Guys. I have to point out a flaw in this reasoning. We are talking
> about packages _entering_ community. Not remaining there. For packages
> not in community, there is no download except from the AUR website. We
> *could* in theory, track this, but there's 3 or 4 different ways one
> can download things from the AUR
> Again, just downloading a package does not mean I like it or use it.
> As someone previously stated: if you tell me you've never installed a
> packaged, tried it, and removed it because you didn't like it, you're
> probably lying.

I install packages all the time I then remove. And I am not lying either.

Really I do !!

Bob F.
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