[aur-general] Proposal for the reinstatement of AUR Cleanup Day.
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?
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reasons, how long packages have been flagged out-of-date, whether the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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