[aur-general] aur-general Digest, Vol 70, Issue 13
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Sun Aug 15 07:26:17 EDT 2010
> Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 20:36:17 +0300
> From: Ionu? B?ru <ibiru at archlinux.org>
> Subject: Re: [aur-general] TUs adopting packages from the AUR
> To: "Discussion about the Arch User Repository (AUR)"
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> On 08/14/2010 08:22 PM, Xyne wrote:
> > On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 14:43:37 +0300
> > Ionu? B?ru 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.
> 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
> democracy? :D
> is not
I don't mind seeing packages moved into [community], much to the contrary. But as Xyne said,
communication would be nice. If some TU were to ask me 'can I adopt this package and put it in
[community]', why would I say no? Why would anyone, for that matter? :-)
I'd just like to be noticed before, and not after. Of course it's not a democracy, but
communication isn't a synonym of democracy ;-).
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