[aur-general] changing the status of the maintainer field
Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri May 22 01:46:15 EDT 2009
Allan McRae wrote:
> BAH! ...and again, BAH!
> It is a comment people... just a comment. makepkg and pacman don't
> care about it and nor should anyone else!
Oops, yes is a comment but... two things:
1) Technical purposes: Having a "# Maintainer" comment line can provide
a simple way to shell scripts to identify the maintainer, that in many
cases the maintainer != packager. (pacman -Qi) This help in many cases,
for example reporting a "mass change/rebuild/bug/feature/etc/random".
2) Ethical: While many of the PKGBUILD are trivial changes to the
PKGBUILD.proto, beyond this, which made this PKGBUILD took some
maintenance time of work, and giving a kind of support for it. So, I
think it is important that this be retained.
My two cents ;)
Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi ( djgera )
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