[aur-general] TUs adopting packages from the AUR
ibiru at archlinux.org
Sat Aug 14 13:36:17 EDT 2010
On 08/14/2010 08:22 PM, Xyne wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 14:43:37 +0300
> Ionuț Bîru wrote:
>> On 08/14/2010 02:38 PM, Stijn Segers wrote:
>>> When I saw this discussion about sage-mathematics I was just wondering what is customary when a TU
>>> wants to adopt packages that are not his and are maintained by someone in the AUR.
>>> I had a couple of those (remmina-plugins and freerdp) and from one day to another my packages were
>>> 'gone' from AUR. Only after that some TU sent me a message that he had taken my packages. There was
>>> nothing in the AUR ML about moving it.
>>> Is this how this is usually done? I know developers aren't great communicators, but it sure struck
>>> me as impolite, rude even.
>> yes. this is how we handle it. eventually we have to do that since you
>> or any other contributors can't commit to community and we want all our
>> users to easy access their favorite applications.
> Is that really how we're supposed to handle it?
> In my opinion, a TU should contact the current maintainer in advance to
> discuss moving a package to [community]. Simply taking the package is
> indeed impolite, regardless of the number of votes.
if you read his email, you'll see that an email was sent.
if the current maintainer doesn't want to be moved, you think that is a
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