[aur-general] Removing comments from AUR

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 06:23:36 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 10:44 AM, bardo<ilbardo at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Keep the information where it belongs (on the package page) and keep a
> > clean structure (don't put everything in one place without easy ways
> > to filter). Where's the KISS philosophy?
> >
> > This is a BIG -1 from me.
> >
> Having the information on the package page is indeed very practical.
> I guess the problem is that there is absolutely no organization and
> structure of that information. No way to group messages by problems,
> to easily see which points are still open / relevant, etc.

Thats why i suggested having an array where the maintainer can post notes
of being able to add comments.

I opened the last 10 packages updated/uploaded to the AUR & read the
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25042 (no comments yet)
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22740 (no comments yet)
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=27610 (no comments yet)

Out of all the comments i read, close to 100, i found 1 that could be useful
to the Arch user.
And that is that snes9x-gtk is on the Arch games repo. That could be added
to the package notes.

All others ones interest only the maintainer. Those could be addressed to
him personally.

PS. Pacman developers worked hard to add Changelog support. Still a comment
is easier than
including a file.
Conviniency seems to be the root of all evil.

PS2. I never said that this wouldnt change the way things are now. I said
the exact opposite.


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