[aur-general] Maintainer vs Contributor tag let's find a solution ; )

hollunder at gmx.at hollunder at gmx.at
Mon Apr 6 17:45:09 EDT 2009

On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 05:35:15 +0800
Ray Rashif <schivmeister at gmail.com> wrote:

> Scripting/coding style has been discussed before. To use ${pkgver}
> instead of $pkgver is due to consistency. Technically, the braces
> enable one to append to variables eg. ${pkgver}alpha. Another camp
> would like double-quotes as well. If you remember, the reason for
> quotes on ${src,pkg}dir is the fact that no one knows which bloke
> keeps his local build dir named with spaces.

Quotes on ${src,pkg}dir ?
I believe I haven't seen this, can you give an example?

> To KIS, "# Maintainer:" for binary maintainer and "# Contributor:"
> for the following:
> * A submitter of a package.
> * A _significant_ contributor to the content of the buildscripts
> including the PKGBUILD
>   -- so how would one define "significant"? well, it's up to you. If a
> person does not own a package but has
>      contributed a good deal to it via other means (comments on AUR),
> the owner _may_ choose to add that person to the list as well.
> It's not supposed to be a big deal, so long as there's a way to
> contact someone.

I believe it was agreed and agreed again today that maintainer is not
only for maintainers of binary packages but also for the maintainers of
AUR packages.


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