[aur-general] Community and the AUR (Was: Vote - Moving [community] to use same system as main repos)

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 10:59:53 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 3:20 AM, James Rayner <iphitus at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:57:52PM -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>>>> Still... the idea of integrating the ABS tree brings up an interesting
>>>> solution to everyone's issues. If you import or read the ABS tree into
>>>> the AUR, we get all packages from all official repos, with comments
>>>> and all that fun stuff. Not that the developers will pay much
>>>> attention to it, but it'll sate the users who seem to want votes on
>>>> official packages
>>> Yeah that would be interesting. There's not much point for comments and
>>> votes in [core] because it already has a specific and well defined
>>> purpose, but I could see that being appreciated in [extra].
>> For the record, though, I'd put a big warning that says "the
>> developers are most likely never ever going to check this, don't kid
>> yourself. They have 10-20 other things to check already. Use on of
>> them if it's important"
> Could have fireworks, flying banners and presidential announcements,
> people will still comment.
> If repo in ['core','community','extra'] then disable comments and
> place a link to the bugtracker and/or email?

+1 for disabling comments for repo packages.  Even with warnings, we
risk having users using the comments instead of the bug tracker to
report bugs. We already have users abusing the flag out-of-date
functionnality to report bugs.  If devs are very unlikely to read
those comments, why would we have them in the first place?  If users
want to discuss about a package among themselves, they already have
plenty of ways to do it: forums, ML, IRC.

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