[aur-general] Remove ardour3-svn

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Dec 21 01:08:03 EST 2010

On 21/12/10 15:53, Xyne wrote:
> On 2010-12-21 12:14 +0800 (51:2)
> Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>> On Tue, 2010-12-21 at 13:22 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>>> My view is that there is no need for informational post_install or
>>> post_update messages (and I find those annoying in general...).
>>> Especially given this obviously a svn snapshot for a branch that has
>>> seen no release yet.  I work on the assumption that the users of Arch
>>> are not stupid[*] and know what they are installing on their systems.
>>> They would have gone out of their way not to just install the ardour
>>> package from the repos for a reason.
>>> [*] well, lets just say I do to make this point...  :P
>>> Allan
>> Well from the POV of ardour's developers, ardour3 isn't even alpha or
>> pre-alpha yet, and this PKGBUILD just encourages those mythical 'stupid
>> users' to try out something which isn't for general users yet.
>> The problem here is that problems will be brought to them (the ardour
>> devs) rather than to this list or the comments on the AUR package. If a
>> post_install message alleviates that problem it's all good, I think.
> If a simple message is able to address the concerns expressed by the upstream
> developer and encourage users to contribute to the project then we should
> include it. It shows respect and costs nothing.

How about a comment in the PKGBUILD then?  Everybody reads the PKGBUILD 
before blindly running makepkg, right...

Too many people ignore post_install/upgrade messages as it is because of 
all the "useless" information in them.  I think there usage should be 
limited to absolutely critical information.


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