[aur-general] Moving packages to Community

Hilton Medeiros medeiros.hilton at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 15:56:17 EST 2011

On Sat, 05 Feb 2011 21:00:32 +0100
Maxime Wack <maximewack at free.fr> 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…

Now, that is outrageous. Stealing your package is already a very nasty
thing to do, but not replying to your email is unforgivable!

From today onwards we shall call him: Jelle, the Soulless.


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