[aur-general] AUR webpage
Daniel J Griffiths
ghost1227 at archlinux.us
Wed Jul 1 21:13:36 EDT 2009
Ray Kohler wrote:
> 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
>>> 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.
So add a checkbox for the editor on orphaned packages so that they have
to verify that they have sucessfully built it before it can be submitted.
Daniel J Griffiths (Ghost1227)
griffithsdj at archlinux.us
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