[aur-general] Remove ardour3-svn

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Mon Dec 20 19:10:14 EST 2010

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:30:55PM +0100, Xyne wrote:
> Bernardo Barros wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I suggest to remove ardour3-svn from AUR. It's not ready for use
> > yet. See message from the author below.
> > 
> > http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34433
> > 
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>
> > Date: 2010/12/20
> > Subject: Re: [LAU] Ardour3
> > To: Bernardo Barros <bernardobarros2 at gmail.com>
> > Cc: Fabio <capoeirista at arcor.de>, linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Bernardo Barros
> > <bernardobarros2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > It's not really a oficial arch binary package, paul..
> > > it's a arch user script that builds from svn.
> > 
> > that doesn't make a whole heap of difference. people who use svn are
> > at least 1 step closer to understanding that the first step after a
> > crash is "svn update". people using arch build scripts ... not so
> > much, i suspect. moreover, people using svn are probably (hopefully!)
> > on the commit mailing list and can see that the version they got this
> > morning is now 8 commits old by lunchtime. again, people using arch
> > build scripts ... not so much
> I don't agree with him. Any real archer will want to use a PKGBUILD to do this.
> Removing it from the AUR will just force people to recreate the same PKGBUILD
> themselves and for no good reason. Admittedly the AUR in combination with the
> various AUR helpers makes it easy for a casual user to install the package, but
> I don't think there will be a wave of disinterested users installing the
> package. Plus those very same AUR helpers make it trivial to quickly update to
> the latest version with a single command.
> I recommend leaving it on the AUR while making it *very* clear that it is
> strictly for development and testing, and that users should subscribe to the
> upstream mailing list.
> You could do this by including very visible instructions in the post_install
> message (along with a once-off post_update message to inform existing users).
> This is only my opinion though. I'm interested in the other TUs' views.
> Regards,
> Xyne

This was kind of my take on it. Upstream is still alive, and the package
has a fair number of votes. It's heavily in development, but this seems
like the kind of thing that the AUR should be supporting.

+1 for leaving it.


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