[aur-general] [Bulk] Re: AUR request mentality

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Sun Aug 17 12:03:56 EDT 2014

On 2014-08-17 12:58 +0200
Ralf Mardorf wrote:

>On Sun, 2014-08-17 at 11:36 +0200, Florian Dejonckheere wrote:
>> >There is no reason for keeping packages for dead projects [snip]
>> I respectfully disagree. The upstream activity does not determine
>> downstream use. Even if a project is dead it can still be used by many
>> users. This is especially true for small programs and scripts where
>> development stops simply because there's nothing left to develop.

I think there may be some confusion here. If upstream is present but inactive
then the project should remain. If upstream no longer exists then there are no
more sources.

Of course, someone could upload those sources elsewhere for
distribution (provided the license allows it).

inactive != dead

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