[aur-general] AUR activity log?

Justin Dray justin at dray.be
Wed Aug 12 22:44:05 UTC 2015

On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at 04:20 Doug Newgard <scimmia at archlinux.info> wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:07:57 -0300
> Giancarlo Razzolini <grazzolini at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Em 12-08-2015 15:01, Doug Newgard escreveu:
> > > On the contrary, this is exactly the mechanism for that. You disown a
> package
> > > so that someone else can adopt it. Why else would you disown a package?
> >
> > Let me rephrase it. Disowning a package isn't the mechanism for allowing
> > others to maintain a package, if you still need/use/care for it.
> > Co-maintainer functionality is for that. There were people on the old
> > AUR that would disown a package so that someone else could update it,
> > and then disown it again, and so on. This should end.
> You aren't getting it. If you don't want to maintain a package and want to
> make
> it available to others, you disown it. This doesn't mean you want it
> deleted,
> it simply means you want someone else to maintain it. If someone
> approaches you
> and want to help, you make them a co-maintainer. Two completely different
> things.
> >
> > > Sure they can, why wouldn't they be?
> >
> > If someone adopt it. When they are in orphaned status, they can't. But,
> > then again, if someone adopt it, then it wouldn't be deleted, and we
> > wouldn't be having this discussion.
> Anyone can push to the repo of an orphaned package. That person then
> automatically becomes the maintainer, but will often simply disown it
> again.
> Doug

There's definitely some discrepancies in how we're all thinking about how
it should work (for the record I'm totally aligned with Doug in this
regard), but I have to say:

> The metric here should be based on relevance (actual PKGBUILD
> downloads) and time since it become orphan.

Sounds perfect. But we currently don't have a way (or not that I'm aware of
anyway) to do this without opening each package manually. Having even a
weekly/monthly script run through that data and present a list of
old/possible unused orphans would be pretty helpful.

- Justin

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