[aur-general] Status of the Chromium/Chrome packages on AUR

Randy Penguin randypenguin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 15:32:01 EDT 2009

A rethink has been needed for quite a while. I guess I will restate my
opinion once more.

 Comment by: RandyPenguin <account.php?Action=AccountInfo&ID=13395> on Sun,
13 Sep 2009 03:37:32 +0000

The only package on that list that existed when I put mine up was
chromium-snapshot. The way I see it they are all snapshots and going by that
scheme would not transmit the idea I was aiming at. The first one I put up
was 'chromium-continuous' a descriptor I selected because it was pulled from
the all green continuous directory. I then put up the one in question and
gave it a descriptor that relayed the fact that it pulls the absolute latest
build. I then created the late great (and quite problematic) lkgr. That
build (for a time) was the most stable of the unstable builds one could
select until the last change they made to the selection criteria. I do not
understand duplicating effort for the sake of a schematic descriptor, to
each his own I guess. Though, going that route I think there should be more
of a clarification, or distinguishing factor should I say, between the
versions that grab a specified checksummed build, the selection of which by
other maintainers prompted me to add my own (Chromium has come far enough
for me to trust it, when I didn't I ran continuous) and those that don't. By
the by I am still waiting for the project to follow through on my request to
add md5s to the build directories. More encouragement by the community would
be helpful, here is a link:


If consolidated communication between the various maintainers produces a
consensus for an amenable course of action please let me know. I'll be happy
to make any changes necessary.


Comment by: DeeCodeUh <account.php?Action=AccountInfo&ID=6355> on Sun, 13
Sep 2009 02:43:39 +0000

I understood your point, but I just like my package name better..
Would you like me to disown my package so you can adopt it?
Because I really do like my name, and think it's more descriptive.
There are already 3 other packages that correspond with my name scheme and I
thought I'd complete it.

And then my package:

> and to be clear enough, with the maintainer of 8,9 i've discussed in the
past about those packages, deleted one or two times one of > them, but he
argue with me about the importance of them. some time he didn't upload
anything but surprise, he did it again.

Why are you misrepresenting the situation?

"to be clear enough"

No I don't think you are.

"deleted one or two times one of them"

Not correct, the only one I asked to be deleted was lkgr.

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