[aur-general] Removing comments from AUR

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 20:29:54 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 3:23 AM, Grigorios Bouzakis<grbzks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Loui Chang<louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Alright. Removing comments is not the solution, but a change in how they
>> work, how they're organised, and how users are notified about changes in
>> packages may be in order.
>> Specific ideas on how that can be done are always welcome in the AUR bug
>> tracker.
>> Cheers!
> Since i started this, even by stupidly replying to another thread, i
> might as well answer
> to that.
> My suggestion is not having comments in the AUR at all, comments arent useful to
> the users. They are only useful to the maintainer. If there is no
> maintainer, if a user feels
> the need to comment with an updated/altered script then he should
> adopt it and fix it.
> And even disown it afterwards if he feels like it.
> Yes this will spoil your conviniency of just leaving a comment and
> pretend you care.
> Yes this will change the way you are used to doing things.
> My suggestion is to remove the notify button and the comments. Add a
> box where the maintainer
> can add the notes that he feels might be useful to the users.
> Discussion regarding the way the script builds the package, bugs, etc
> should be done between
> the interested party and the maintainer.
> I dont see the need to add anything special to handle that. Like a
> "contact maintainer button".
> If the user is too lazy to follow the maintainer link and then the
> link to his email, then he shouldnt
> be motivated enough to comment either.
> If there is need for further discussion, the script is horribly
> outdated and unmaintained, should
> be done, like its done now, on the mailing list or the bbs.
> How's that for "KISS" ?



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