[aur-general] [RFC v2] Draft of the AUR 4.0.0 migration notification

Duru Can Celasun dcelasun at gmail.com
Sun May 31 18:55:17 UTC 2015

On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 9:36 PM, Lukas Fleischer
<lfleischer at archlinux.org> wrote:
> The original thread is too cluttered already so I decided to submit the
> second version in a separate thread. The only real change is that we
> decided to not make aur.archlinux.org a read-only archive such that
> users still get updates during the transition period (if AUR package
> maintainers decide to update both aur.archlinux.org and
> aur4.archlinux.org).
>     Hello,
>     This is an automated email to all AUR package maintainers.
>     Starting from June 8th, 2015, the Arch User Repository is being migrated
>     to a Git-based platform. If you want to continue maintaining your AUR
>     packages, please submit them to aur4.archlinux.org before July 8th,
>     2015. We reserved all packages you are currently maintaining on
>     aur.archlinux.org, such that nobody else can overwrite them. However, if
>     you choose not to resubmit your package, we will cancel that reservation
>     on July 8th. As of July 8th, you can submit packages that were not taken
>     care of by their maintainers. On August 8th, the archive at
>     aur.archlinux.org will be replaced by aur4.archlinux.org and the former
>     aur.archlinux.org source tarballs will be made available for reference.
>     Keep in mind to submit any package updates made between June 8th and
>     August 8th to aur4.archlinux.org. Anything submitted to
>     aur.archlinux.org during that period of time will be lost.
>     For instructions on the new package submission process, please consult
>     the Arch wiki [1]. If you encounter any bugs, please report them to the
>     aurweb bug tracker [2].
>     Happy packaging!
>     [1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#AUR_4
>     [2] https://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?project=2
> We are going to notify all AUR package maintainers tomorrow. If you have
> concerns, please raise them now.
> Regards,
> Lukas

Not a major concern, but will it be possible to merge comments / votes
/ flags from the old AUR instance?

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