[aur-general] AUR webpage

nathan owe. ndowens04 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 23:59:25 EDT 2009

Stefan Husmann wrote:
> Ray Kohler schrieb:
>> 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.
> 1+
> Stefan
hmm if there was some way for makepkg to generate a code after it 
compiles fine, then have to put the code in the webpage before it will 
allow the upload

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