[aur-general] Packages in Community and votes.

Angel Velásquez angvp at archlinux.com.ve
Mon Nov 10 12:47:32 EST 2008

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 6:21 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 10:31 AM, w9ya <w9ya at qrparci.net> wrote:
>> 1 - I maintain an offshoot version of archlinux, derived from faunos, called
>> "shackstick". It is used and is becoming quite popular amongst the ham radio
>> community. It is packaged as a whole and the user does NOT download packages
>> or even is part of the arch linux community, so NO votes are taken. Yet it
>> uses over 25 of my packages that would seem to otherwise be without votes.
> Just to point out a flaw here. Users of these packages are not
> ArchLinux users. They are shackstick users. So votes don't make sense
> for ArchLinux. These packages would not make sense in an ArchLinux
> repo, on an ArchLinux server, for use by 1 or 2 ArchLinux users, and a
> few hundred users of another distribution. So, in the case you have
> outlined, the voting is working perfectly as intended.

The explain that bfinch shows is not the case, as I said (second time
this day), there is an amount of packages (aspell,i18n related) which
break the rule about "votes needed". I mean, maybe there is not
chinesse support in Arch Linux, but why if we got a TU or Dev who
speaks chinesse and he wants to move chinesse language packages to
community?, he won't be able cause the packages aren't enough voted?
this is very unfair, and that's why I think votes isn't the unique
point to focus when a package is moved to community. I understand the
fact about moving -non-popular or unuseful- packages to community and
waste resources, is bad, and I know that exists hundres of packages
without votes, IMHO the correct way to handle this is simply, the TU
who add packages with very few votes should give a good reason about
why he did it, and in case other TUs aren't agree the TU who upload
the package should find better reasons, and try later. And again
*language packages break the rule* simply.


Angel Velásquez
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