[aur-general] dropping gcin

Amanai amanai at freenet.de
Thu Oct 30 14:37:53 EDT 2008

On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:17:34 -0700, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:

> we're having gcin (Chinese input method) orphaned for a very long time
> and i guess no developer is interested in maintaining it or even able
> to set it up well. we have one or more outstanding bugs for a long time
> i cannot confirm or fix.
> i think we should leave the maintenance up to the community. they
> will do it far better. if no TU wants to take it i'd like to move it
> to unsupported.
> objections?
> -Andy

Get a chinese developer ;)

drop packages is not a real good idea. It goes against the rolling release  
philosopy and it make no sence. Incrase the numbers of developers to keep  
the packages in extra up to date. This make more sence.
Example, it is already jre, jdk in jeopardy, last year it was "acroread"  
what is already in "AUR" and what will be next? Drop all extra packages?  
It is also clear to see that Jason Chu, have no time anymore for his  

Better make a opening for new developers from Japan, China, Korea how  
increase the development level :)

This never ending up and down from packages extra, community, aur is a  
problem. If Users have to build all his packages from AUR then Archlinux  
is useless and you will lose Users and supporters.

Just my mind about dropping packages!

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