[aur-general] Trusted User Application

Loui louipc.ist at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 15:16:14 EDT 2008

On Tue, 3 Jun 2008 01:08:43 +0800
Sebastian Nowicki <sebnow at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 02/06/2008, at 3:43 PM, Loui wrote:
> > - Develop a new system for sharing PKGBUILDs.
> > If you look through the AUR source code it'll become obvious
> > that the design hadn't quite been thought through and the
> > implementation is pretty dodgy. I'm interested in designing a
> > completely new system based on a client-server model. It's a big goal
> > for me that won't be immediatly realised, but I'm just putting the
> > idea out there. I'm kind of working out the client side via aurbuild.
> > aurbuild won't be the client, but I might be able to work out some
> > ideas with it and reuse parts of it.
> Are you planning on creating a new web interface and using aurbuild to  
> ease the building of AUR packages, or do you mean something new  
> completely? I'm just wondering if AUR2 would be of any use to you. I  
> most likely going to start up a similar project to AUR, and I'm going  
> to either be using the Archlinux web site code base and extend that or  
> work on making AUR2 more flexible (currently the community/aur  
> repositories are kind of hard coded). I'd like to hear some of your  
> ideas :).

I'm planning on creating something completely new that doesn't
require any web interface, but can use one for convenience. It'll come
with command line tools that will be used for full functionality.

There are many crazy features that you can add on to it, but that's the
basic idea. Something where any hacker can fix bugs, distribute the code
and he doesn't have to rely on a central server for everyone to reap the
benefits. Where sharing PKGBUILDs can become distributed if desired.

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