[aur-general] TU request

w9ya w9ya at qrparci.net
Wed Oct 22 07:43:44 EDT 2008

YES a TU should want to contact a contributor before "adopting" a
package. It begins as a common courtesy that we ALL should expect of

It is NOT a good idea to mandate anything concerning amount of votes.
On this particular issue there has been much discussion in the past. A
simple search of the archives will be of benefit to understanding more
completely just how fruitless the voting truly is. Specifically it
cannot and was not ever meant to be a milestone of ANY kind when

Very best regards;

Bob Finch

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 3:57 AM, Edward Tjörnhammar <xhemi at cube2.se> wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Oct 2008, Loui wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 10:28:41PM +0200, Edward Tjörnhammar wrote:
>>>  I recently contributed a package 'inn' which I intend to continue
>>> working on. The package was added to [community] so I will continue with
>>> as inn-orig in AUR, user xhemi. If I were to become TU I believe that I
>>> can help to improve any number of packages in need of love but would
>>> continue with 'inn'. My sponsor is Sergej Pupykin.
>> Hey Edward. I'm curious why you are maintaining a package in unsupported
>> that also appears in [community]? Is there a particular difference between
>> inn and inn-orig?
> Hello and sorry for the slow reply!
> The back story is that i wanted a usenet service except leafnode. This was
> the only supported server at that time, so I decided to contribute 'inn' to
> AUR. Sergej must have thought that it was a nice compilation since he moved
> it to [community] with 0 votes. This however stopped me from working on it..
> So after having contacted Sergej, I decided to upload another package and
> apply for TU, since both would allow me to continue to work.. The problem
> back then was that certain combinations of configure flags would break the
> build which I knew was very near a resolve. The package was only
> semi-functional but, at least, working.
> When I, today, tested his build it works like a charm, so there is no need
> for 'inn-orig'. In the end I haven't had the time to do any additional work
> on the package.
> I will get back to you guys once more when I've had the time to review the
> packaging guidelines and beautify the remaining builds.
> As a side note and discussion topic for you guys, I think that a TU should
> not just move a package without any votes and that the TU should contact the
> current owner before moving it.
> /e

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