[aur-general] packages deletion request

Brad Fanella bradfanella at archlinux.us
Sun Sep 12 12:31:46 EDT 2010

On Sep 12, 2010, at 11:25 AM, Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 2010-09-12 at 11:01 -0500, Brad Fanella wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 10:05:35AM -0600, jwbirdsong wrote:
>>> On 09/12/2010 07:17 AM, Xavier D. wrote:
>>> 1st-ly I'd like to apologize to the OP, the following comments are  
>>> NOT
>>> directed just at you but more as an open mail to community.
>>> There seems to be a recent trend to request deletion of (to use OP
>>> phrasing) orphans, out-of-date and not updated for over a year.
>>> It seems this makes them PERFECT candidates for adoption and/or
>>> abandonment-adoption as opposed to deletion.  The few I viewed in  
>>> the
>>> list all seemed to have source available.
>>> Deletion criteria include (but not limited to) no sources and  
>>> duplicates
>>> of AUR/community or other repo packages.
>>> Just my bitchin' to put in my 2 cents
>> Agreed. I also feel this way towards [community]. If a project has  
>> been ended and the source is still available, then I see no reason  
>> to remove it from [community].
>> It's just one of those things that I never understood.
> One additional criteria - if it doesn't build anymore (for ended
> projects it happens after a while).

Oh, I thought that was a given. ;-)

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