[aur-general] AUR package updating enhancements

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 20:20:49 EDT 2009

On Thu 27 Aug 2009 01:47 +0200, Arkham wrote:
> On 27/ago/09, at 01:35, 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.
> I don't understand why the developers should write, test and deploy
> new code in the website to perform a task that can already be done
> with CLI tools. Which is exactly "the pain to archive and upload"?
> makepkg--source && $AUR_HELPER *.src.tar.gz isn't much of pain to me
> :)
> Another issue that comes to my mind: how would you update the md5sums
> with the online editor?

Yeah this was already brought up, not too long ago.
An editor will not be implemented for the AUR. There are already many
capable editors available such as vim, or emacs. Please choose one of

There's no point in adding an ad hoc informally-specified bug-ridden
slow implementation of half of a text editor to the AUR.

You're lucky enough to get a textbox for comments. ;)

Good luck!

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