[aur-general] AUR package updating enhancements

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 08:18:08 EDT 2009

2009/8/26 Nélson «VuDu» Cunha <vudu.curse at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
> following the weird titled "AUR webpage" thread (
> http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2009-July/thread.html#5602
> ) I think the way maintainers handle their packages could have some
> things simplified.
> I agree that simple updates to PKGBUILDs should be easier.
> I've seen many packages with typos in PKGBUILDs, showing that the
> extra workload of having to archive the files and upload them doesn't
> necessary make users test things before uploading. That's all up to
> the maintainer's will to do things right.
> I think having a simple syntax highlighted code editor to quick edit
> the PKGBUILD or at least a way to simply update the PKGBUILD without
> having to archive and upload everything every time would be a great
> help.
> Some alternatives google gave me, dunno if there are any better:
> http://alexgorbatchev.com/wiki/SyntaxHighlighter
> http://codepress.sourceforge.net/
> http://marijn.haverbeke.nl/codemirror/
> http://helene.muze.nl/
> What do you think?

Nah, doesn't seem very kiss to me.
IMO if you want something easier to use create a tool to allow
uploading from the cli.


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