[aur-general] AUR deletion button.

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Wed Jan 26 10:00:56 EST 2011

On Wed, 2011-01-26 at 11:22 +0000, Peter Lewis wrote:
> Hi Lukas,
> On Tuesday 25 January 2011 17:59:21 Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 10:43:20AM -0700, Thomas S Hatch wrote:
> > > I would also ask, is there a way to generate a list of packages that have
> > > been flaged out of date for more than n days?
> > 
> > Yes, there is. We did something similar during the last AUR cleanup
> > (about three months ago iirc) to delete all packages that have been
> > flagged for a long time. We also pushed a patch to aur.git [1] that
> > adds out-of-date timestamps to packages in the package details view
> > which might make life for TUs (and users as well) a bit easier (will be
> > in 1.8.0).
> +1 to this, a TU dashboard like that would be awesome.
> > There is a feature request for a "Flag for deletion" button [2], feel
> > free to join the discussion in the comments section. I'll look into that
> > later. This probably won't go into 1.8.0 tho.
> I did a bit of work on this particular feature a few months ago and there was 
> some discussion and there are also some patches on aur-dev. These probably 
> need looking at again - but should work. I haven't had time recently since 
> starting my new job :-(
> Here was some of the discussion:
> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2010-September/001204.html
> Here were the latest patches I wrote:
> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2010-September/001231.html
> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2010-September/001230.html
> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2010-September/001229.html
> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2010-September/001228.html
> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2010-September/001227.html
> And here was an example mail that would be sent (similar emails get sent to 
> aur-general, the maintainer and the notify list):
> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2010-September/001232.html
> The latest was that Loui wanted to deprecate pkgedit.php, and that's where I'd 
> implemented it! It seemed sensible to me to put the form to collect the 
> reasons for the deletion request from the user in there.
> These might not be how you want to do it, but given that I don't have enough 
> time right now, they might help someone get started :-)
> Pete.

I love the idea of an "flag for  deletion button" , would really make
live a lot easier. Personally i would say, but a notification on the tu
dashboard or just create  a simple page with:

packages (+link) | reason

Jelle van der Waa
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