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

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 13:23:23 EST 2009

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 03:33:38AM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>  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...

Well, what we lose or gain depends on how the change is implemented.
We could still track votes via AUR until a better system is implemented.
We just need to be able to get a checkout of everything in community and
modify tupkgupdate.

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