[aur-general] out of date packages?

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Thu May 5 14:57:38 UTC 2016

On Thu, 5 May 2016, Doug Newgard wrote:

> Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 10:22:45
> From: Doug Newgard <scimmia at archlinux.info>
> Reply-To: "Discussion about the Arch User Repository (AUR)"
>     <aur-general at archlinux.org>
> To: aur-general at archlinux.org
> Subject: Re: [aur-general] out of date packages?
> On Thu, 5 May 2016 10:14:13 -0400
> Eli Schwartz <eschwartz93 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 05/05/2016 09:16 AM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>>> What are proper criteria for flagging a package out of date?  My reason
>>> for asking has to do with:
>>> http://www.floodgap.com/software/ttytter/
>>> --
>> Well, it is currently flagged out of date:
>> https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/any/ttytter/
>> But I don't know why, since upstream is apparently dead and the
>> community package is already on the latest (ancient) upstream release.
>> Is this because it got forked to continue support? I think that
>> qualifies as new software, and therefore a new package.
> You're right, but people can flag it out of date for whatever reason they want
> (and doing this a lot causes maintainers to ignore the flag). In this case,
> yes, it is because of a fork.
The fork is called oysttyer and was taken over by the oysttyer 
organization and the original author created another package called texapp 
to run on the adn social network.


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