[aur-general] Proposal for the reinstatement of AUR Cleanup Day.

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Tue Jan 25 12:19:50 EST 2011

Allan McRae wrote:

> Last time I organised this was actually a bit of a disaster.   A bunch 
> of packages were added by the community to be cleaned up but when it 
> came time for TUs to review the list and make removals, not much got done...
> The current system with emails to this list with brief explanations why 
> packages should be removed is working well.  Why not just stick with that?
> Allan

Not much got done as in there were loads of false positives and thus nothing to
do, or TUs just didn't hold up their end?

I would expect a deluge of false positives for something like this unless
someone draws up *very* clear guidelines for volunteers to follow. As Allan
stated, the current system works rather well.

If you want a better system, add deletion and orphan request buttons to the AUR
interface that send an email to this list automatically or, even better, create
a TU dashboard for the AUR where TUs can view submitted requests, along with
reasons, how long packages have been flagged out-of-date, whether the
maintainer has been emailed, etc. Packages could be automatically added to the
dashboard for consideration when certain conditions are met, e.g. no updates or
downloads in over a year.


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