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

Santiago Torres-Arias santiago at archlinux.org
Wed Oct 23 20:04:47 UTC 2019

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 08:49:13PM +0200, Mario Ortiz via aur-general wrote:
> 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
> https://github.com/felix-hilden/spotipy/issues/22.
> 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
> it.
> 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
> renamed.

I suspect that instead it should be a merge request? or managed using
provides/conflicts or such...

If the aur packages themselves are unupdated you could also submit an
orphan request so you can take over them if the maintainer fails to
acknowledge them in due time...

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