[aur-general] Discussion period - Moving [community] to use same system as main repos
allan at archlinux.org
Fri Jan 9 13:42:30 EST 2009
Loui Chang wrote:
> 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
> 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.
Just throwing this out there.... do we need votes once a package is in
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