[aur-general] Breaking the unspoken rule: AUR helper in [community]

Nathan Owens ndowens.aur at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 01:44:55 EST 2010

I know what you mean. Well I would THINK that maybe it could be 
determined how long the user has been active though their activity of 
the packages and look at the quality of the packages the user has 
adopted/created and maybe, assuming there is a system that would monitor 
the out-of-date packages, if the member maintains the packages by 
updating them in a decent amount of time. Possibility something similar 
to this as to determine a regular user is trusted.

On 12/30/2010 12:36 AM, Brad Fanella wrote:
> On Dec 30, 2010, at 12:11 AM, Nathan Owens <ndowens.aur at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/29/2010 08:56 PM, Heiko Baums wrote:
>> I know I am not a TU, though I figured I would put in my "two-cents". 
>> I agree it may be bad for first time users to have an AUR helper if 
>> they don't understand there is risks. Though this gave me a idea, 
>> that may not be liked or approved of, maybe if we split AUR into 
>> either packages with the most votes or maintainers that are 
>> concidered trusted or been around a while, from the vice versa. Kind 
>> of a trusted of the unsupported packages. Going along with the 
>> assumption that the idea would work and approved of, create a AUR 
>> helper, that would be in the community repo, that will only pull from 
>> the trusted AUR.
> Wouldn't it be easier just to add more TUs than to attempt what you 
> proposed? When would we begin to draw the line between "trusted" and 
> "untrusted" users?
> It's not a bad idea by any means. I'm just questioning the 
> practicality of it.
> Regards,
> Brad

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