[aur-general] Packages in Community and votes.

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 12:59:25 EST 2008

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 12:53:13PM -0500, Loui Chang wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 06:47:32PM +0100, Angel Velásquez wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> > Thanks
> Yeah I agree there should be room for some exceptions. Dependencies
> would be the obvious exceptions, and maybe perhaps i18n packages should
> be included as well (optdepends?).

I've included the exception for i18n packages in:

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