[aur-general] List for new package announcements?
chrdr at gmx.at
Thu Jan 13 15:14:14 EST 2011
Am Donnerstag, 13. Januar 2011, 19:55:58 schrieb Peter Lewis:
> On Thursday 13 January 2011 18:00:12 Christoph wrote:
> > > > Slight OT, thanks for pointing out this package, I now have more font
> > > > compatibility than previously =)
> > >
> > > Indeed!
> > >
> > > Even more OT, wouldn't it be kinda cool if there was a mailing list or
> > > something where people could post simply with news of new packages? I
> > > can't imagine it would be very high traffic, but it would be
> > > interesting to read in order to try new software out.
> > "AUR Home" tells me:
> > Packages added or updated in the past 7 days: 2804
> > This makes an average of 400 per day, 16 per hour...
> > In my opinion that's too many...
> Well, that includes every package that's even just version bumped! I don't
> know, but I'd imagine that updates to existing packages make up the vast
> majority of the uploads to the AUR.
> I had in mind a list with no automation, just a place where people could
> post notifications about a *new* package upload, not "foo is now at
> version 2.3". I don't think update notifications would be at all
> appropriate, unless they provide significant new functionality that might
> make someone look anew at a piece of software.
okay, then I misunderstood you. And since the list would be optional anyway, I
have no objection. Should not be too difficult to implement, either: The list,
and some announcements on the right places in the wiki and the forum(s) should
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