[aur-general] AUR webpage

Ray Kohler ataraxia at cmu.edu
Wed Jul 1 20:58:57 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 8:18 PM, Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:

> 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.

This might make such drive-by updates so easy that, since users would no
longer have to download the package data at all, they would submit their
edits without even bothering to compile-test them. At least now it's likely
that most people would at least run makepkg since it's only a single extra
step once you have it all downloaded and updated.

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