[aur-general] orphans in [community] - full list

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Fri Feb 5 23:46:45 EST 2010

> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 21:56, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > You can help make it more prominent by maintaining your games there!
> > I don't think it needs to be official, or even semi-official to be
> > trusted, or usable. Hey look at kdemod.
> >
> >
> Agreed.
> Also if anyone is interested in maintaining stuff there, talk to
> Stythys or myself :)

I'm neutral.

I think having popular games in [community] and thus available through
pacman by default offers a good user experience. If they were in
another repo several users will be left with the impression that Arch
is lacking in packages, even if it's only a superficial impression.
When someone previously threw a fit about large games in [community],
one of the arguments for keeping them was that users expect them to be
there and that that is the very point of the [community] repo... to
provide packages users want.

At the same time, I understand that there is only a small proportion of
users who actually play games and thus the size/usage ratio is probably
not justifiable.

If we were to do this, PKGBUILDs and local source files should be made
available for the games, preferably in a $repo.abs.tar.gz package as
I've previously requested for arch-games (not sure if that went

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