[aur-general] aur-general Digest, Vol 70, Issue 13

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 09:48:33 EDT 2010

On Sun 15 Aug 2010 15:08 +0300, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Stijn Segers <gotleenucks at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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? :-)
> What's the point of asking then? To waste everyone's time? : D

It's part of life really. People like to feel important and appreciated.
Niceties are what grease the wheels of society. You may end up with a
happier and more productive community if you can practice them within

> > 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 ;-).
> I think leaving a comment on the package's page before "stealing" it
> is enough. The maintainer should get notified via e-mail if he has
> enabled notifications for that package (which for new packages is
> enabled by default).

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