[aur-general] Various new packages in [community]

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 01:44:53 CET 2010

On Wed 17 Nov 2010 22:22 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 17/11/10 21:59, Ionuț Bîru wrote:
> >On 11/17/2010 03:03 AM, Gaetan Bisson wrote:
> >>Dear TUs,
> >>
> >>I'm Gaetan, a (discreet) junior dev, mentored by Allan. I recently got
> >>access to sigurd and thought I would use that opportunity to maintain in
> >>[community] a few packages I have been maintaining on the AUR so far,
> >>but which are just a bit too unpopular to go to [extra]:
> >>
> >
> >the main idea is that you are a junior dev without pushing rights on the
> >mirrors. Now you got access on sigurd will full privileges.
> >
> >Do you guys (TUs) have some concern regarding this? Do we need to start
> >a new applications to join our TU team?
> Just as an FYI, I would not have suggested these guys have access if
> I had any concerns.  They both have actually managed packages in the
> [extra] repo for a few months now without breaking anything.
> New TUs are provided full access to the [community] with zero total
> experience on our systems.  If you are really concerned then we
> should restrict new TUs from pushing packages as well...

That's not really the issue. Someone might be bothered by apparent
circumvention of the established system of sponsorship and voting to
gain those privileges.

Historically devs have access to community if they choose. Arch Linux
provides all the resources to host the AUR and community, and even
mirroring. I don't see anything wrong with that arrangement. I think we
can trust the junior devs the same as devs.

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