[aur-general] Quick question about sl

David Phillips dbphillipsnz at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 03:36:21 EDT 2014

Hey, It may not be funny, but it's a classic :-) But no, no that's fair enough.

On 14/03/2014, Daniel Micay <danielmicay at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14/03/14 03:16 AM, David Phillips wrote:
>> Please excuse me if this isn't the right list for this (I feel
>> confident it is), but is there any reason why is it that something
>> that's as reasonably update- and maintenance-free as
>> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/sl not in community yet? It's got
>> over three hundred votes; is there a reason for it staying out of
>> community? I can understand the viewpoint of it being such a small
>> package that it's not worth the time and space on mirrors, but still?
>> Wow, I'm proof reading this message just now and it sounds more
>> demanding than intended.
>> Cheers all
> Packages are not included in the repositories based on popularity.
> A package is included if and only if a developer or trusted user is
> interested in maintaining the packages in the repositories. It's best
> when packages are maintained by people who use them, because they'll
> know when there's obvious breakage and have an interest in keeping it
> well-maintained. If no one wants to take on the responsibility of
> checking that a barely funny joke program keeps working, I don't think
> that's a problem. :P

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