[aur-general] Discussion period - Moving [community] to use same system as main repos

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Jan 9 12:33:38 EST 2009

Hi all,

To get this moving along, I would like to start the official discussion 
period.  Standard rules, 5 days discussion, 7 days voting, 75% quorum.  
If discussion raises some points which really need to be addressed 
before a vote then it can be delayed.

Abhishek has mad a good summary with some additions by Loui at 
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Community_move_to_devtools .

I am very much in favour of this move as it will allow use to use 
[testing] for community packages, which remove the current problems we 
have during big rebuilds.  It also means that any other changes made to 
the repos (e.g. arch=any packages, delta support to name my favourites) 
only needs to be made in one place.  I also like the idea of the AUR 
being just unsupported packages and (despite not actually contributing 
code to the AUR) I have the feeling that this separation would make AUR 
development cleaner.

Loosing the ability for users to leave comments about a package on the 
AUR is not a big deal for me as I think most of these should probably go 
to the bug tracker where they will not get lost.  The concern about 
autonomy of the TUs is difficult for me to judge being a dev too, but 
given ~1/3 TUs are devs...


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