[aur-general] Categories

Tai-Lin Chu tailinchu at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 06:13:04 UTC 2014

On the other hand, I think we should remove category because only a
few packages actually use correct category. It is almost useless.

On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 11:07 PM, lolilolicon <lolilolicon at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 1:42 PM, Hugo Osvaldo Barrera <hugo at barrera.io> wrote:
>> This is really inconsistent with all of the other package variables, so I'd
>> just like to propose we move this from merely being AUR metadata to the
>> PKGBUILDS themselves, adding a "category" variable to them, eg:
>>   category="games"
> How about tags=(awesome cool game)? </sarcasm>
> I don't think this sort of thing belongs in the package metadata.
> For one thing, categories are arbitrary. For another, no upstream is
> defining a category for their software.
> We have package groups in pacman which is quite different from what
> you're proposing, and packages are added to the same group only if it
> makes complete sense.

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