[aur-general] Christmas cleanup of [community]

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 21:39:13 EST 2011

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Alexander Rødseth <rodseth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Season's greetings,

> After the 13th of December (the 14th of December, then), we (TU's)
> will move all packages that are still orphans from [community] to
> unsupported (AUR). Maintaining [community] and unsupported are part of
> our mission. [10]

Please keep the ibus-related package in community.  They are required
for i18n support. I won't adopt them as I don't use them but I'll keep
an eye on them if they remain orphaned.  Ideally, a user who use them
should apply to become TU so they can get an actual maintainer.

Before removing anything , please make sure that they are not depends
or {make,opt}depends of other packages in the repos.


> For maintainers everywhere, giving extra care and attention to
> packages that are merely flagged is also looked upon with good favor,
> of course. That also goes for deleting or orphaning AUR packages that
> hasn't been working for a while (say, for the last 6 months).
> I hope you're all with me on this, and that we can stand together, as
> one, to move all orphans to unsupported and shed some dead weight from
> AUR.
> I'll end this with two perfectly suitable and hand-picked inspirational quotes:
> "Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
> Willing is not enough; we must do."
> - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
> "The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond
> them into the impossible."
> - Arthur C. Clarke
> --
> Happy Saint Lucy's Day,
>  Alexander Rødseth
>  Arch Linux Trusted User
>  (xyproto on IRC, trontonic on AUR)
> References:
> Sorry, there are no available English translation for these:
> [1] http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskorei
> [2] http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luciadagen#Eldre_Luciafeiring
> But, these are in English:
> [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Celestine_V
> [4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_Day_%28Malta%29#13_December_in_Malta
> [5] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_XIV_of_Sweden
> [6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Plot
> [7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbots_Bromley_Horn_Dance
> [8] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccolo_Fontana_Tartaglia
> [9] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana_N%C3%A9ri
> [10] http://aur.archlinux.org/trusted-user/TUbylaws.html#Mission

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