[aur-general] Dropping PCManFM

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Aug 14 23:41:09 EDT 2011

On 15/08/11 12:56, Ángel Velásquez wrote:
> Hi,
> This release of PcmanFM is hard to built (at least on Arch and other
> distros) .. libfm refuses to build, and pcmanfm cannot build without
> libfm>= 0.1.16 ..
> Since LXDE upstream have been doing slow releases (and full of bugs
> and patches) I am not so sure if we should drop many of LXDE
> components to AUR, maintaining buggy software is a hell, patching it a
> lot, and reporting bugs to their upstream isn't nice, and it becomes
> worst when upstream seems to be dead.
> If anyone (TU or Dev) would like to maintain pcmanfm or the rest of
> the components of LXDE, please adopt it go ahead and let me know, but
> in the contrary case, I think PcmanFM and buggy LXDE software should
> go to AUR

If it is going to be dropped and no-one else wants it, then I will take 
over LXDM.


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