[aur-general] Moving packages to Community

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Sat Feb 5 17:34:06 EST 2011

On 6 February 2011 03:35, Ionuț Bîru <ibiru at archlinux.org> wrote:
> I moved a lot of packages from AUR in community/extra and every time i did
> sent a "thank you" note. From that amount of messages i sent, only once i
> got a reply. ONCE.
> Should i be dissapointed? I guess yes. I am? No.

No need. The first comment from you about moving already counts as closure.

What I do is allow for a grace period before (1) uploading the package
to repo and (2) deleting the package from AUR. I notify (via comments)
at least a day before uploading, and delete the package a day after
uploading. So that's a three-day process.

Now, I just remembered a good example where we appear to have not
bothered with adopting a package into the repositories: q7z [1]

But really, the AUR maintainer can keep working on the PKGBUILD even
if someone brings it in. The difference is you don't submit the
PKGBUILD - you send an e-mail with it attached.

And while we like to joke about making Arch greater and/or kicking
butts, there isn't really anything of that sort. We just help each
other out to fulfill our needs, and the distribution grows along with
us. Humbly.

[1] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=12822

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