[aur-general] AUR package updating enhancements

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 26 20:00:56 EDT 2009

Nélson «VuDu» Cunha wrote:
> Sorry, but please don't try to make it sound like I said that because
> that's not an argument at all.
> Following what I said before, making steps harder isn't necessarily
> going to make people walk through them more carefully.
> I don't agree that an on-line code editor would make people do more
> mistakes, because good maintainers would continue to test the PKGBUILD
> before making the changes on the on-line editor, or just simply not
> using it.
> An editor would just save the pain to archive and upload (not testing
> them) simple changes to the PKGBUILD, that make probably the biggest
> part of AUR packages updates.
> Another thing, not just related to the PKGBUILD itself, is that the
> update process is totally unintuitive. For any kind of update to a
> package, being it major or minor, one has to always replace the
> package with a new one. That's not intuitive and... doesn't KISS also
> support that "less is more"?
> Personally I don't buy the "make it hard so that they (the few that
> don't quit) make it better", but that's just an opinion... and
> everyone has it's own. Must respect that. ;)

Now, if it was said "patches welcome", would any ever be forthcoming?  
Thats like rejecting the idea without rejecting it...  :)


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