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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 18:33:50 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 5:07 PM, kludge <drkludge at rat-patrol.org> wrote:
> Grigorios Bouzakis wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 02:39:38PM -0600, kludge wrote:
>>>> IMO votes are no more needed on packages in repostories, neither any
>>>> dividing into categories usig tags.
>>>> Looking forward to the new order :)
>>>> Jaro
>>> one user's question:
>>> if there is no voting on packages in [community], then what mechanism
>>> exists for users to suggest/cheer on a package's promotion to [extra]?
>>> -kludge
>> One users answer:
>> Maybe the same mechanism that would move packages out of extra to
>> unsupported or community?
>> Its called pkgstats. pacman -S pkgstats and then exec pkgstats as root
>> IIRC.
>> Greg
> accepted.  for what it's worth, pkstats seems too "passive" an
> interaction to me.  i feel more involved in any system when i can make
> active decision about what goes where (even if it's just one voice in
> the wilderness saying, "hey, wouldn't this be cool?!?").  hence why i
> run arch.
> then again, i have no hands-on experience managing packages, so my
> opinion is entirely from the user-side.  maybe it's just my humanities
> degree showing :)

Certainly an interesting distinction, but, at the same time we have
many more people yelling that the voting sucks and is terrible and no
one cares about it. I certainly side with you on this one, but if two
or three people are using it, and hundreds not using it, it's wasted

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