[aur-general] changing the status of the maintainer field
baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Thu May 21 16:02:33 EDT 2009
On Fri, 2009-05-22 at 18:46 +1930, Angel Velásquez wrote:
> On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Baho Utot <baho-utot at columbus.rr.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-05-21 at 16:42 +0200, hollunder at gmx.at wrote:
> >> On Thu, 21 May 2009 19:07:03 +0530
> >> Abhishek Dasgupta <abhidg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > 2009/5/21 Alper KANAT <tunix at raptiye.org>:
> >> > > And what if I adopted a package from someone? Am I a Contributor or
> >> > > a Maintainer on that case?
> >> > >
> >> >
> >> > In all cases the Maintainer tag if present should have the same
> >> > information as that of the web interface. Otherwise it loses its
> >> > relevance.
> >> >
> >> email addresses can change and be off, the tag in the PKGBUILD rarely
> >> contains the username but the realname is mostly the same, all
> >> provided a new maintainer didn't forget to add his credentials to the
> >> PKGBUILD. So yeah, the information is almost always different to some
> >> degree.
> >> But: what must be the same? I realise that it would be nice if it
> >> was the same.
> >> Philipp
> > What if I use abs to fetch the entire core/extra and then build and
> > maintain that tree? Am I now the maintainer and everyone else
> > contributors?
> Oh boy we just discussed this weeks ago, like a month or so.
> Even I though in send another e-mail remembering to _some people_
> about how the things should be with the maintainer tag (the maintainer
> tag with my name were removed in several packages and I wasn't added
> as a contributor), but I won't complain about it, because for me it
> doesn't matter, but I think that several people would like to preserve
> their names on PKGBUILD that they dedicated sometime.
> IMHO that discussion  should be enough, any dev to make that
> discussion as the *official* way?
>  http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2009-April/004386.html
I only send that email to show that this type of discussion is tenious
I look at the Maintainer tag as the "Contact person" only. The other
tag I can do without (my opinion only) but I understand why people would
like to maintain their names there as well.
Looks like you need a Maintainer tag for the Contributor tag......what
would that tag be called?
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