[aur-general] dropping gcin

stefan-husmann at t-online.de stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Thu Oct 30 14:51:57 EDT 2008

-----Original Message-----
> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 19:37:53 +0100
> Subject: Re: [aur-general] dropping gcin
> From: Amanai <amanai at freenet.de>
> To: "Discussion about the Arch User Repository (AUR)"
> <aur-general at archlinux.org>

> 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 packages.
> 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!

acroread as dropped because of license issues, jre and jdk are dropped
because ther is a successor. I do not see an increasing number of
packages dropped from extra.

If no developer or speaks chinese the gcin package would be better in
unsupported. If some day a new developer or TU speaks chinese he or she
can take it again.


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