[aur-general] tenshi

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Sun Jan 2 12:23:30 EST 2011

Am 01.01.2011 21:15, schrieb Xyne:
> Florian Pritz wrote:
>> I noticed tenshi [1] hasn't been updated for quite a while and I'd like
>> to maintain it (and perl-io-bufferedselect which is a dependency in
>> newer versions and not yet in AUR/repos) in community if 1) the current
>> maintainer is okay with that and 2) three TUs agree because it sadly
>> doesn't satisfy the 10 votes or 1% usage rule.
>> I've got a working PKGBUILD for 0.12 and I'm already using it on my
>> systems. In case I can't move it to community I'll publish that later.
>> CC'ing the current maintainer (Ryan).
>> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=14088
>> -- 
>> Florian Pritz -- {flo,bluewind}@server-speed.net
> There are two unrelated issues here. The first is that you want to actively
> maintain a package that you use and which appears to be neglected by its
> current maintainer. If the maintainer does not update the package in response
> to your email or says that you can take it, then it's obviously fine for you to
> take it. The maintainer may respond by updating it though, as he's been active
> as recently as October.
> The second issue is one of moving this to [community]. The package has been in
> the AUR for 3 years yet only has 6 votes. I doubt that it takes long to
> compile either, so why do you want to move it to [community]? I see no benefit
> in doing, and it will only complicate maintenance for you. I think you should
> just maintain it in the AUR, at least until it reaches the vote threshold.
> Regards,
> Xyne
My 2 cents:

- The maintainer has 8 packages, 3 of which are flagged out of date.
- The tenshi PKGBUILD is in very bad shape (arch is wrong, many startdirs and 
	"|| return 1"'s).

So IMHO you should not wait till the author responded, but adopt the PKGBUILD and 
maintain it in AUR. If it is still just a perl script as it was in 2007, then, as 
Xyne already said, it won't take long to "build", and so there is another point 
against its move to [community].

BTW, it now has 9 votes. Seems we have some audition here. :)

Regards Stefan

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