[aur-general] Please orphan haskell-convertible-text

Jakob Gruber jakob.gruber at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 05:02:12 EDT 2010

  On 10/08/2010 03:15 AM, Loui Chang wrote:
> On Thu 07 Oct 2010 20:40 +0200, Xyne wrote:
>> Peter Simons wrote:
>>> the package<http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34179>  has been
>>> out-of-date for a while, and the maintainers respond neither to e-mail
>>> nor to messages left on AUR. Could you please orphan the package?
>> I noticed your request to orphan haskell-numeric-prelude too. Have you
>> contacted Arch Haskell (i.e. Don Stewart) about those packages?
>> I'm reluctant to orphan packages from the Arch Haskell group because
>> it's an "official" group tasked with managing Haskell packages
>> globally across the repos and the AUR.
>> At the same time, I know that Don is often too busy to deal with
>> issues and that this causes problems for many users because they have
>> to wait for him to get around to running global scripts, which he
>> often postpones for months at a time. I fully understand how
>> frustrating that must be.
> But the AUR is unofficial. I suggest that if Arch Haskell's packages are
> out of date for an unreasonable amount of time, that we should orphan
> those packages like any others. Only then will Arch Haskell be forced to
> do something about their lag - or lose maintainership over those
> packages. I think it's a fair and reasonable solution.

I agree, there should be no exceptions made in the AUR, not for TUs, not 
for devs,
and not for arch-haskell (or anybody else). The same rules should apply 
to all.

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