[aur-general] Disowning monsoon, monotorrent and mono-nat

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Tue Jul 7 03:48:04 EDT 2009

> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 13:59, Stefan Husmann<stefan-husmann at t-online.de> wrote:
> > I think the easiest way to archieve something similar to point one is to
> > encourage everyone who orphans a package to leave a short comment, i.e
> > "orphaning", on AURs comment page. Everyone who gets notifications about
> > that package (and these are the candidates for adoption) will get a mail
> > then, and no code changes are needed.
> >
> > Regards Stefan
> >
> Right, but why tell users to perform a two manual actions (orphan,
> comment) in order to trigger an automatic action (notification) when
> the notification can be triggered automatically by the action of
> orphaning it. It would require a code change, but I can't imagine it's
> a large one. The largest hassle is probably that of translating the
> message.

I think this is the best solution. Perhaps an AUR account for Phrik
could be created and then used to insert comments automatically when a
package is orphaned.

With such a system in place, maybe we could implement a "replaced"
function for deleting packages. For example, when a project moves from
cvs to git, to delete foo-cvs you would hit replace then enter foo-git.
A comment from Phrik would state the package has been replaced by
foo-git and then after a fixed amount of time (a month?), foo-cvs would
be autopruned. This could be added to the JSON output too to make it
easier to track name-changing updates.

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