[aur-general] changing the status of the maintainer field

Alper KANAT tunix at raptiye.org
Thu May 21 09:31:17 EDT 2009

And what if I adopted a package from someone? Am I a Contributor or a 
Maintainer on that case?

Alper KANAT  <alperkanat at raptiye.org>

hollunder at gmx.at yazmış:
> On Thu, 21 May 2009 12:58:54 +0300
> Alper KANAT <tunix at raptiye.org> wrote:
>> Hey There,
>> I've packaged 11 packages upto now and the reason why I don't choose
>> to use the Maintainer tag but the Contributor tag is that AUR
>> Packaging Standards says:
>> When building packages for Arch Linux, you should adhere to the
>> package guidelines below, especially if you would like to contribute
>> your new package to Arch Linux.
>> as the first sentence. The word "contribute" is in bold which always 
>> made me think that I'm not maintaining the package but I'm
>> contributing the distro.
>> Hope this helps to understand a user point of view.
>> Cheers..
>> Alper KANAT  <alperkanat at raptiye.org>
> The terminology and use was discussed a couple of weeks ago and what
> was agreed on is pretty much:
> Use maintainer if you maintain a package (and when you're the initial
> author of the PKGBUILD? at least that's how I do it)
> Use contributor for former maintainers or to attribute help you
> received.
> Regards,
> Philipp

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