[aur-general] Moving packages to Community

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Sat Feb 5 15:10:38 EST 2011

On Sat, 2011-02-05 at 21:00 +0100, Maxime Wack wrote: 
> I had the same "problem" a few weeks ago, when the polipo package I was 
> maintaining was moved to [Community] without any notice. I got aware of 
> this when yaourt told me my version of polipo was not the same as in the 
> repos… imagine my surprise when I didn't find my package on AUR anymore.
> Not that I particularly care about that package, or that I didn't want 
> it to be in [Community], in fact it's for the best, less work for me !
> But what I didn't like was that it was done without any comment or 
> notice. Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely not implying that it was MY 
> precious package and that it felt like stealing, or that he had to wait 
> for my approval. It's just that talking about a community-driven 
> repository, the least you could expect from any user (and even more from 
> a *trusted* user) would be to communicate about what he's doing, so that 
> everything goes clear, acknowledged and understood.
> After discovering this, I emailed Jelle van der Waa (who adopted the 
> package), on 01/21, writing :
>  >Hello, I'm SataMaxx on AUR and was maintaining the polipo package.
>  >I've seen that you adopted and ported it to [Community] and be assured 
> that I really don't mind about this, however I think it would have been 
> nice to notify me, just as a matter of good communication practice.
>  >
>  >Thank you, have a nice day ! "
> And I didn't get any answer…

I apologize for taking your package without emailing or notifiying you
and more I feel bad for not replying to your email. And now i am ashamed
on the mailing list,

I won't forget to mail the next time I adopt packages and move them to

Jelle van der Waa
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