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

Ghost1227 ghost1227 at archlinux.us
Fri Jan 9 14:00:28 EST 2009

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...
> Allan
Sounds good to me. +1

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