[aur-general] Proposed rules for packages entering [community]

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 23:52:08 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 01:27:33PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>  Hi all,
>  As part of the TU meetings it was decided to post the proposal for 
>  restricting packages entering [community] here for discussion before voting. 
>   Here is the current wording:
>  [proposal]
>  *  Only "popular" packages may enter the repo, as defined by 1% usage from 
>  pkgstats or 10 votes on the AUR.
>  * Automatic exceptions to this rule are:
>   - i18n packages
>   - accessibility packages
>   - drivers
>   - dependencies, including makedeps and optdeps
>   - packages that are part of a collection and are intended to be distributed 
>  together, provided the primary part of this collection satisfies the 
>  definition of popular
>  * Any additions not covered by the above criteria must first be proposed on 
>  the aur-general mailing list, explaining the reason for the exemption (e.g. 
>  renamed package, new package) at which point a general consensus from the 
>  TUs will be reached. TUs with large numbers of "non-popular" packages are 
>  more likely to be rejected.
>  * TUs are strongly encouraged to move packages they currently maintain from 
>  [community] if they have low usage. No enforcement will be made, although 
>  resigning TUs packages may be filtered before adoption can occur.
>  [end proposal]
Thank you for taking the initiative to put this forward Allan.
I really think we've had enough discussion about this topic.
Nevertheless the motion requires a set discussion period and voting period.

How about five days discussion, and five days voting?


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