[aur-general] Official discussion period - Rules governing packages entering [community]

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 12:50:07 EST 2008

On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 6:26 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> What we're trying to address here is not packages getting _into_
> community, but package _rot_ (ed: I *love* the term "package rot").
> That is, it's not the volume of packages going into community that's
> the issue, it's the fact that none of them leave. A package that was
> popular a month ago may not be popular today.
> Thayer proposed adding flagging for packages that would indicate: a)
> that it doesn't follow packaging standards and b) that it is "rotting"
> or no longer useful. This would do a few things: clean up the repo,
> keep TU motivation up, and still allow us to get new-fangled packages
> in the community repo.

And in the same spirit, it would be wonderful if the community repository
was accessible at some point from the archlinux.org package search like
it happens with archlinux.de, i am a long time fan of.
Pierres and anyone else who have worked on have done a wonderful job.
That was part of what i meant by "being official" in my previous mails.

BTW Bardo's mail was excellent and right to the point.


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