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

Andrea Scarpino bash at archlinux.it
Fri Jan 9 12:55:52 EST 2009

2009/1/9 Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:
> 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...

I'm very much in favour of this too

Andrea `BaSh` Scarpino
Arch Linux Trusted User

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