[aur-general] Upgraded AUR to 1.8.0
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Mon Feb 21 14:46:24 EST 2011
On Tue 22 Feb 2011 02:31 +0800, Ray Rashif wrote:
> On 22 February 2011 02:06, Lukas Fleischer <archlinux at cryptocrack.de> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 02:03:38AM +0800, Ray Rashif wrote:
> >> On 21 February 2011 18:08, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> >> > On Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:47:50 +0100
> >> > Lukas Fleischer <archlinux at cryptocrack.de> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> The official Arch Linux AUR setup has been upgraded to 1.8.0. For a
> >> >> short list of changes, read .
> >> >>
> >> >> Please report any issues on the AUR bug tracker .
> >> >>
> >> >> 
> >> >> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2011-February/001433.html
> >> >>  https://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?project=2
> >> >
> >> > what's the reasoning behind no longer showing all files in the "source
> >> > package"? I found this feature quite useful.
> >> I've _always_ used this, almost on every package I came across. I
> >> don't want to be downloading anything I just want to take a rough look
> >> at. Would be good to have this back in some way or another.
> >> Brainstorm!
> > Did you read all my replies on this topic? If you still think that this
> > should be implemented no matter what, you'd better open a feature
> > request on the bug tracker.
> You do not really address this issue aside from shrugging it off as an
> unneeded feature that costs one or two vulnerabilities. If it was
> really that useless it would not have been implemented in the first
> place. The loopholes are real, but the feature should not be
> I will leave it up to the community to file a request to have this
> back, because with that we can really see whether it actually is as
> useful as a few of us claim :)
As another AUR developer I will echo Lukas' statements.
Actually, even if there were no security issues I would support this
change one hundred percent. Functionality needs to be moved to the
clients for the better future of the AUR. Let's not think of the AUR as
a mere webapp. I understand that there will be some growing pains, some
users may not really like or understand why certain changes are being
made. I did anticipate this, and that's one reason why I asked that the
PKGBUILD still be available for easy viewing. Think of it as a
screenshot - it will give you a glimpse into the package but not the
whole idea. You will need to download it for that.
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