[aur-general] Official discussion period - Rules governing packages entering [community]
angvp at archlinux.com.ve
Fri Dec 5 12:55:10 EST 2008
On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 6:50 PM, Grigorios Bouzakis <grbzks at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
when should start the votation period?
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