[aur-general] AUR request mentality

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Sun Aug 17 17:39:46 EDT 2014

On 2014-08-17 11:42, Xyne wrote:
> On 2014-08-17 13:38 +0200
> Muflone wrote:
>> Let's avoid to "file bugs" for people that tries to help your 
>> community.
>> ...
>> I had a similar issue with a different TU (Xyne)
> :P (Don't worry, I don't mind being singled out.)
> I did indeed miss the discussion on aur-requests. I saw that the 
> request had
> been made by Scimmia and the given reason was one that appeared 
> legitimate, so
> I did not check the packages as I should have prior to the merge.
> I agree with your points and I apologize for the mistake.

And the reason was legit, Muflone agrees; it was more my lack of 
checking to make sure the current package was in good shape. 
gtkparasite-git was a package I fixed up a while back, so I kind of keep 
an eye on it. I saw that it had been updated upstream for GTK3, but 
didn't actually build and try it. I'll take more care in the future.

> While the new interface makes some things easier, the need to correlate
> requests on the interface with discussions on the mailing list adds 
> more work
> for TUs compared to the previous system in which everything was on the 
> mailing
> list. I have been negligent in this regard but I will be more diligent 
> in from
> now on.
> The idea of using a real bug-tracker was mentioned in another branch of 
> this
> discussion. I like the idea of keeping actions and discussion in the 
> same
> place. Depending on the feature set this could simplify management of 
> the AUR.
> I just hope that such usability will not require prohibitive complexity 
> in the
> backend.
> Regards,
> Xyne

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