[aur-general] AUR4 migration of orphan packages

Dominik Heidler dominik at heidler.eu
Tue Jun 9 16:07:20 UTC 2015

Am Dienstag, 9. Juni 2015, 11:53:53 schrieb Ido Rosen:
> It seems perfectly reasonable to have multiple people maintain a
> package over time this way.  Maybe we just need better support for
> this style of non-maintainership that isn't quite "orphaned"?  Support
> for multiple maintainers/collaborators like on GitHub repos?
> (Outright owning a package in AUR prevents anyone else from updating
> it.)

According to the AUR4 webui it is possible to specify co-maintainers for a pkg 
(if you own a pkg, you'll find the button next to the disown button).

But I actually like the idea of using git for non-co-maintainers to 
I assume that only the master branch is used for the actual pkg - so if we 
allow any user to update every branch (but the master branch) of every 
package, we could have something similar to pull requests. A user could just 
submit his patch into a new branch and the actual maintainer can simply merge 
it into master.

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