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

Angel Velásquez angvp at archlinux.com.ve
Sun Jan 25 22:47:00 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 5:00 AM, Jaroslav Lichtblau <tu at dragonlord.cz> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 06:01:32AM +0100, Grigorios Bouzakis wrote:
>> +1 even if my vote doesnt count.
>> Cpmments for what?
>> Out of date? -> Flag it
>> Problem? -> Bug report
>> Comments -> Feature request
>> Cudos/Anything else -> Send personal email
>> Donations -> Paypal
>> Just like its been with any other package in binary repos.
>> Greg
> I share the same opinion here. No more advising users to fill out bug
> reports instead of commenting on community packages. And I also like
> to have all the stuff in 1 place (FS), rather then spread out on 20 AUR
> pages.
> IMO votes are no more needed on packages in repostories, neither any
> dividing into categories usig tags.
> Looking forward to the new order :)
> Jaro

Well, I always like to "dream" finding the best solution (and
eventually I got many bad solutions and many good ones), so I will
dare to say my humble opinion about how AUR will work.. (maybe one of
these opinions will be used on the future or will be a good goal to
work on).

So here we go (excuse me if this thread will split it or it will loose
his sense)

1.- I suggested to maintain the unsupported packages with a backend
based on one tool to control versions, (cvs, svn, git, mercurial,
darcs, bazaar, <insert another here>), then we can have a good
versioning support over the PKGBUILDS uploaded by the community,
basicly we should develop a web client to one of these backends, and
trust in a tool more powerful and more flexible.

2.- The accounts on AUR, Forums, Wiki, Bug tracker should be unique, I
mean, I have differents accounts with the same login and different
passwords, in differents parts of the portals, maybe have many
passwords it's *more secure*, but being honestly, having different
logins, and register in any portal everytime  (bbs, bugtracker, aur)
isn't the best, so having centralized accounts we don't have to force
the users to have an account in AUR and another account in bugtracker
because one time he will sign-in on the portal he will have access on
the forums, bugtracker, wiki, etc, and this should be easier to report

3.- Every package in repositories and unsupported should use a similar
interface for the users, for example, when you search a package on the
web page if that package doesn't belong to core,extra,testing you
won't be able to see it, and IMHO it would be fine if we can use also
the same interface, or develop a new one for all repositories (even
unsupported), I am just wondering,  if we (TU crew) will use the same
tools like the devs (not with the same permissions of course), why
don't have similar web interfaces for the packages?.

4.- Every package's page should have links with a text like "bugs
related to this package" (and the list of the bugs of this packages,
to avoid to readding new bugs) and also a link "add new bug for this
package" these links will call directly the bugtracker, the button
about flag out of date should be considered to add a bug report? i
don't like the idea, but it will be good if a new version of a package
solves old bugs...

Basicly these are my goals with a development of an integrated
plataform or a how will goes better Arch and AUR, it's a thing to
study and decide, then start to develop, isn't a thing to do in two
days and I know it, but I would like to know opinions, I repeat *I am
just wondering things*, I feel good about how works AUR actually, but
this is my vision about future improvements, so please don't think
that this mail is critic.

Excuse me for my english and thanks for read this.

Angel Velásquez
angvp @ irc.freenode.net
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