[aur-general] Removing comments from AUR

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 07:03:51 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Heiko Baums<lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:
> Am Thu, 25 Jun 2009 13:23:36 +0300
> schrieb Grigorios Bouzakis <grbzks at gmail.com>:
>> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=15040
> This is an example, why sending comments to the maintainer directly is
> not the best idea.
> The original contributor hasn't fixed the issues and had no interest in
> maintaining it anymore. Now the package has a new maintainer. If the
> comments had been posted to the maintainer directly by e-mail, then the
> new maintainer wouldn't know anything about these issues and wouldn't
> be able to fix them, even if it seems, that he hasn't done it anyway,
> but that's a different story.
> Cheers,
> Heiko

Thanks for using an example. I also think its a good one to prove my point.
IMO you are wrong. And i will explain why.
Imagine theres no comments.
The user who wrote the second comment, i guess you are reffering to him, would
have contacted the maintainer with his suggestion. The maintainer
would have either
a) implemented it b) told him he didnt like it & wont implemend it.
c) told him he doesnt maintain the package anymore. d) wouldnt respond.

For the first two, i dont have to explain further.
On c and d, it would be up to cyberpatrol who is obviously interested
in the package
to send for example an email on this mailing list and claim the
ownership of the package.

Instead, what happened. The package was left unmaintained for 1.5 year
(i assume it was
updated today which might be wrong) but anyway it was certainly left
unmaintained for some
time , and the issue that this comment was meant to fix, is still not fixed.


More information about the aur-general mailing list