[aur-general] [community] repository cleanup

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 04:50:11 CET 2010

On Tue 16 Nov 2010 21:21 -0600, Brad Fanella wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 9:04 PM, Kaiting Chen <kaitocracy at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Honestly if it were up to me I would remove half of the packages from the
> > official repositories and stick them in the AUR because past 40 your
> > packages start to develop major Quantity over Quality issues and I don't
> > think that's what we're going for.
> >
> > I think this would be a much more constructive conversation if we all
> > stopped complaining about the situation and started talking about how to
> > improve the AUR. --Kaiting.
> That's not a very good argument.
> Sergej Pupykin: 1480 packages
> Jan de Groot: 1094 packages
> Andrea Scarpino: 809 packages
> They all do an excellent job with maintaining a massive amount of
> packages at one time. Therefore, it obviously can be done without the
> "quantity over quality" issue that you speak of.

I think he was talking about mere mortals when he wrote that.

Kaiting has a very good point though that much could be done to improve
the AUR making it easier to deal with source packages and maybe other
source based repos in Arch.

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