[aur-general] AUR webpage

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Wed Jul 1 20:18:54 EDT 2009

nathan duane <ndowens04 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a suggestion, it would be nice to have a text editor for the AUR page
> so u could edit your PKGBUILDs without having to download then resubmit

I think that's an interesting idea and it should only need a few tweaks
to the code that displays the PKGBUILDs already (wrap the output in a
text area, add it to a form and then handle the POST data).

If we added this then changed the AUR so that any registered user could
edit any orphaned package online, it might encourage drive-by updates.
This would not present any new security concerns because any registered
user can already adopt a package, edit it, upload it then disown it. On
the other hand, not having to jump through those hoops might encourage
people to update it on the spot.


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