[aur-general] TU application sponsored by David Reisner

Rashif Ray Rahman schiv at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 5 01:59:53 EST 2014

On 5 February 2014 12:57, Anatol Pomozov <anatol.pomozov at gmail.com> wrote:
> I still need to understand why Arch community is split into two groups
> 'developers' and 'trusted users'. They seems have similar
> responsibilities: maintaining packages and developing Arch toolset.

For historical reasons:

The [community] repository began as a binary repository for the AUR.
It still retains that function, but the split is no longer as
pronounced. Basically, slightly popular packages go into [community],
and very popular ones into [extra].

The [extra] repo has a tighter control over what goes in, whereas
[community] is almost open. Both groups have useful people: the
pacman, core and early userspace folks, and the AUR back-end folks.


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