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

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 20:13:59 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 08:00:40PM -0500, Aaron Schaefer wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Grigorios Bouzakis <grbzks at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 02:39:38PM -0600, kludge wrote:
> >> 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.

> My whole point in bringing all this up is that it seems like people
> are treating pkgstats as a panacea, when I don't think it should be
> the sole basis of all of these recent decisions. I absolutely support
> the idea of pkgstats, but think that its still in its infancy and
> should not be so blindly trusted. People have been suggesting
> arbitrary limits and restrictions based on its numbers, but the
> numbers themselves could be pretty far off base...and I think that's
> the bigger problem.

Anyways, this discussion has already been beaten to death.
If you're unhappy with the way things are going then find a solution.
Personally I prefer votes to pkgstats. If I care enough in their
importance I may implement something that improves voting stats, and all
that jazz. There's no point in writing novels if it's just fantasy.

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