[aur-general] [Announcement] First public git repo of the complete AUR.

keenerd keenerd at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 17:42:45 EST 2011

On 2/6/11, Thomas Dziedzic <gostrc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey there Archers,
> I decided to work on this little project over the weekend.
> It is a complete git clone of the AUR from the source and it will be
> updated regularly (at least once a day) though probably as frequent as
> 30minutes (please see `Side Notes' for explanation).
> What this means is that history for the AUR will now be possible!
> Also, for those of you wanting to have an abs like tree for all of the
> aur, it is now possible.
> I hope this opens up new opportunities, and new possibilities for everyone.

This is awesome.  Glad to see some official support for such crazy
stuff.  The change sets look much more impressive than I thought they
would.  There is still the Hard Problem of getting write access
control for 20k accounts and grafting a comment system onto git (both
of which were really discouraging when I tried solving it) but today
is a huge win for CLI usability in Arch.

I am also glad to see it done, as now version tracking can be removed
from the list of silly-things-for-AUR3-to-try as there is no reason
for me to duplicate efforts :-)


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