[aur-general] Packages in Community and votes.

Abhishek Dasgupta abhidg at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 13:03:28 EST 2008

pkgstats results are far more reliable than votes, especially
if a package has been added to [community] when it had less votes
and has since become popular. Many people will find the package
in the repository and simply download it. They may not even
know (at first) about the AUR, or about the voting system.

Also, since Arch is a relatively small distribution, quite a few
packages which are otherwise used (and important) are not in binary
form in Arch, because too few people use them. The problem in adding
packages with zero (or <5 votes) is not only of resources, but also
of what happens when the TU leaves... In these cases others have
to either take a package which they don't use, or move it to

Abhishek Dasgupta

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