[aur-general] TUs adopting packages from the AUR
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Sat Aug 14 14:13:35 EDT 2010
On Sat 14 Aug 2010 19:22 +0200, Xyne wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 14:43:37 +0300
> Ionuț Bîru wrote:
> > On 08/14/2010 02:38 PM, Stijn Segers wrote:
> > > Guys,
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > 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.
> Beside, the threshold (which I thought we had raised to 25 votes) is
> just a guideline. It's not as though a package must be moved
> immediately as soon as it has the minimum number of votes. Some packages
> even end up with several times the minimum number yet remain in the AUR
> indefinitely (which is a good thing, as an active and interested AUR
> maintainer is better than a disinterested TU).
The rule is that a package in unsupported must have at least 10 votes
before being moved into community without discussion.
There was a big 'so-called' debate about this awhile ago that resulted
in one TU quitting.
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