[aur-general] Rename Request for python-spotipy, python-spotipy-git and python2-spotipy

Mario Ortiz marioortizmanero at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 18:49:13 UTC 2019

First of all: this is one of my first contributions to a mailing list so if
I did something incorrectly, please let me know. I sent this to
aur-requests but was told to post here instead.

A rename is being discussed for the spotipy package, since the original one
hasn't been updated since 2017 and its maintainer is inactive. Here's the
new API's GitHub issue where this is being discussed

The package is going to be renamed on PyPi and Read The Docs, with
depreciation warnings and enough time for the current users to update it.
But the old version shouldn't be removed in case someone still wants to use

The same thing applies to the AUR packages. Currently these are
python-spotipy, python-spotipy-git and python2-spotipy. The maintainers of
these projects should either update it to the new API once it's ready and
create the old API packages, or rename them and create a new package with
the new API. And by maintainers I also mean myself. I can help by
maintaining these packages if necessary. Also, please note that this new
API isn't available for Python2 so python2-spotipy would only have to be

I'd appreciate suggestions on this change and how it could be done.


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