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

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Fri Oct 8 14:51:05 EDT 2010

Vinzenz Vietzke wrote:

> Am 08.10.2010 11:02, schrieb Jakob Gruber:
> > 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.
> Dito! Perhaps orphaning such packages puts some pressure on their 
> maintainers. So there could even be some "educational" side effect...
> vinz.

Actually, Peter's latest angry message seems to have convinced Don to step
down, effectively eliminating the Arch Haskell group unless others step up to
handle it.

Considering the large number of packages (thousands) that he managed to keep up
to date with few issues, I personally think this is a considerable loss for the
community. People take such contributions for granted and instead of
appreciating them they get bitchy when those contributions don't meet all of
their expectations. Being 1.5 weeks behind due to life getting in the way is
completely understandable.

Plus this entire discussion ignores my original question of whether the
maintainer had been contacted, as per standard procedure when an orphan request
is posted. Past frustrations do not change that. Personally, I would not be
very inclined to spend even more of my time rushing an update to help someone
who is generally very rude to me, and I doubt that many of you would either.

The whole situation is unfortunate.

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