[aur-general] [community] repository cleanup

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Tue Nov 16 13:06:44 CET 2010

Am Tue, 16 Nov 2010 21:54:23 +1000
schrieb Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:

> It is true as long as the developers say it is true.  Just because I 
> tell GM their car is an aeroplane does not mean they will start
> flying.

Wrong. It is true as soon as a distro becomes more and more popular.
And this is the case for Arch Linux. As long as a distro is unknown and
only used by a few people, mainly its developers, this distro may only
be from the devs for the devs. But as soon as it is mentioned together
with and equivalent to the other big distros and gets more popular this
is not true anymore independent from what a single developer says.

Otherwise you should write a big note on the homepage and/or the
download page that this distro is free but not meant to be used for the
public. "Feel free to use it but don't expect anything. This distro is
only meant to be used by us developers." Or something like this. Maybe
a bit exaggerated.


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