[aur-general] Proposal: Mass AUR Cleanup

David Campbell davekong at archlinux.us
Tue Oct 5 20:58:21 EDT 2010

Excerpts from Jos\xe9 Valecillos's message of 2010-10-05 20:37:04 -0400:
>   On 10/03/2010 01:24 PM, Jakob Gruber wrote:
> >  Hi TUs,
> >
> > I've just created a new proposal concerning the orphaning of all packages
> > marked 'out of date' which have not been updated (or submitted) since 
> > before
> > January 1st, 2009. For details, see the actual proposal text.
> >
> > The voting period ends on October 10th, please cast your votes!
> >
> > schuay
> I propose clean up the orphaned packages as well. There are many 
> packages (about 900) that are orphan and also flaged as out of date. Aur 
> is becoming a cementary of old packages, many people abandon packages 
> that aren't need them anymore, or just have been dropped by their 
> original developers.
> One way can be delete all the packages that have been outdated for about 
> a year and have 2 months orphaned. Its a idea, there can be other 
> criteria. But, please consider thoroughly if the packages haven't been 
> updated in one year and have months orphan is very likely that isn't 
> used by anybody.

The old packages serve as a reference for anyone wanting to
adopt. If you delete them, people will have to start over from
David Campbell

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