[aur-general] Should we recommend removing comments from the AUR?

Ido Rosen ido at kernel.org
Mon Dec 1 17:31:32 UTC 2014

This seems like a hack, why not just use a real issue tracker?  For
example, I use GitHub Issues to track issues related to my AUR
packages, and then the AUR comments become something more like a News
page for that package.

I thought there was a plan for AUR to move to something more
VCS-oriented for tracking changes in PKGBUILDs (i.e. AUR git hosting),
and that might come with issue-tracker-like capabilities, but I'm not
sure what the state of that is currently or who is working on it.
Maybe TUs/devs can chime in as that may solve this use case for
comments on its own?

(NB: If the intention would be to make maintainers able to remove
comments, then there are many packages without maintainers where
people "adopt, update, orphan" when there's an update - it'd be
important to protect those packages against automated
mass-comment-removals by malicious third party.)

On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Karol Blazewicz
<karol.blazewicz at gmail.com> wrote:
> AUR Comment for tmux-mem-cpu-load-git
> from https://aur.archlinux.org//pkgbase/tmux-mem-cpu-load-git/
> dlin wrote:
> Please remove old comment or fixed issues to keep AUR clean.
> 2014/12/01 2.2.1.r3 remove 'v' in version and depends
> 2013/08/18 v2.2.1-1 use pacman 4.1 method to pull git source, added
> pkgver()
> What is your take on this idea?

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