[aur-general] Weird behaviour of the sergej entity

Gour gour at mail.inet.hr
Sun Feb 15 02:13:09 EST 2009

>>>>> "Vesa" == <vpkaihla at gmail.com> writes:

Vesa> Nevertheless, why adopt a package that wasn't out-of-date without
Vesa> doing anything to it? Especially when you already have more than
Vesa> 700?

I'm more disturbed by the fact that he is adopting packages which are
clearly maintained by others, e.g. see header of gtk2hs pkgbuild:

# Maintainer: Sergej Pupykin <sergej at aur.archlinux.org>
# Maintainer: Vesa Kaihlavirta <vegai at iki.fi>
# Contributor: Arch Haskell Team <arch-haskell at haskell.org>

which shows:

a) there is Arch Haskell Team that handles (almost) all of the Haskell
packages in Arch and

b) there is already maintainer for the package

Moreover, adding line as # Maintainer: Sergej Pupykin
<sergej at aur.archlinux.org> could imply that he just blindly (via some
scripts) does his job of 'maintaining' packages which he (most probably)
does not use at all :-(

In the above example of gtk2hs it is well known that the gtk2hs-0.9.10
deprecates 'sourceview' component in the favor of 'gtksourceview2' and
he just blindly bumped up the old version.

Otoh, AUR shows 740 pkgs belonging to him and one is a little bit
suspicious what kind of quality one can provide with so many of them :-/

I know he was already subject of the discussion, but it is known
(amongst Haskell hackers) that Arch is (one of) the best
Haskell-supported distro available with the dedicated team of Devs/Tus
taking care about the quality of all the packages prior of entering into
extra/community, so taking over Haskell packages is, imho, just a sign
of extensive greediness to increase the number of adopted packages and
not sign of desire to provide quality support.



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