[aur-general] TU application from graysky

member graysky graysky at archlinux.us
Tue Mar 12 16:52:04 EDT 2013

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM, Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:
>>2) To claim that you're saving your precious SSD "unnecessary writes" is
>>advanced silliness. Recent controllers don't have nearly the same
>>problems early SSDs had.
> Phrases such as "advanced silliness" have no place in a serious technical
> discussion and only ratchet up tensions. Please avoid them.
> I expect that there are many older SSDs out there (although that is debatable
> as early adopters of SSDs are likely people who update often, but maybe not).
> Even if you have a newer SSD that will likely never reach its read-write death,
> some people simply like knowing that they are squeezing everything they can out
> of their disks. Call them whatever name you want, but please realize that
> simply because you see no value in something it does not follow that the thing
> must have no value. Given the popularity of these apps there are clearly users
> who think differently than you do.

Well put, Xyne.

Actually, I am glad that Dave brought this up, because the discussion
I quoted above reminded me to mention some additional experience I
have recently gained in the topic of packaging: interest in psd from
the Ubuntu community and actually a lack of active maintenance there
caused me to take on maintaining an Ubuntu, Debian, and Mint deb
myself which I host out of my launchpad repo
(https://launchpad.net/~graysky).  I checked the stats, and v5.28-1
has over 1,500 downloads which is cool:

% ppastats --release quantal --arch i386 graysky utils
Name                      Version                   Release/Arch         Count
profile-cleaner           2.01-3                    quantal/i386            82
profile-sync-daemon       5.28-1                    quantal/i386          1504

I also learned how to package it for Fedora, and learned some basic
operation of koji so that I, and others can use it on our Linux boxes
at work.  I have submitted to have psd included in the official fedora
repos which is pending approval

In the process of learning the Debian Way and the Fedora Way for
packaging served to deepen my appreciation for makepkg/PKGBUILD files.
 So simplistic by comparison ;)

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