[aur-general] tenshi

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Sun Jan 2 16:10:32 EST 2011

Am 02.01.2011 18:23, schrieb Stefan Husmann:
> 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 - The maintainer has 8 packages, 3 of which are flagged out of date.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
BTW, somewhere on the homepage of tenshi I found that it has a predecessor 
named "oak". Since this was not in AUR yet, i made a PKGBUILD for it. 


Regards Stefan

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