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

stefan-husmann at t-online.de stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Fri Jan 9 17:50:52 EST 2009

-----Original Message-----
> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 23:09:30 +0100
> Subject: Re: [aur-general] Discussion period - Moving [community] to
> use same system as main repos
> From: "Aaron Griffin" 
> To: "AUR general" 

> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 3:41 PM, stefan-husmann at t-online.de
>  wrote:
> > And if the devels decide to switch from cvs to svn the TUs
> > would have to alter their tools anyway, regardless of any proposal.
> > There are goals behind this first step.
> This is 100% incorrect. We *did* switch to SVN a long time ago and
> left community in the dust. Community is still (sadly) CVS-based. No
> one cares about the community tools. That's the big thing here.
> Everyone just wants to use it. I know *I'm* not going to go out of my
> way to fix community issues when I don't even use community on a
> regular basis. If community tracked the official tools, you would get
> the benefit of work that is done by people who care about the tools.

Okay, if it is only the move from one tool to another then let 's do it.
But what I wanted to make clear is that I do not agree with all the
reasons on the wiki for doing so. 

> I always thought that Arch users used Arch because they cared about
> things from a technical point of view. Why did this become a political
> issue? Can you explain what you see going wrong here? 

I tried to explain that in my first post. This is a community driven
distro, as
often mentioned in the forums, and to be that it needs contact between
users who want to use makepkg and other users who, trusted or not, have
more experience in packaging. It should not be first goal of a TU to
become a Developer, but to help people in AUR and to put well written 
and popular packages to a repo.

> Like, let's assume we go through with the proposal. Things are
"decoupled" and all
> that fun stuff. What do you lose? What do users lose?

Please do not name something "fun stuff" just because you do not agree.
It is no fun for me. That is not the way people should discuss things. I
think I made clear that I am afraid to loose contact to the users. Loui
said something that led me to the conclusion that this fears may be not
well founded.

Regards Stefan

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