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

Lukáš Jirkovský l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 04:13:17 EDT 2010

On 8 October 2010 20:51, Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:
> 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.

I might be a bit too harsh in my post, I think Don did an incredible
job. However I still think that Haskell packages should not have an
exception for orphaning.

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