[aur-general] Deletion of sxiv-cdown-git

Chris Down chris at chrisdown.name
Sun Sep 13 10:44:07 UTC 2020

Hi there,

It seems this morning sxiv-cdown-git was deleted. It exists as a (small) fork 
from sxiv with features geared towards using it as a photo manager which Bert 
has indicated are different from his goals in mainline, not merely a set of 
config options or whatever. I assume Eli deleted it because he thought it's a 
one-person package, but it has multiple users.

I assume it was removed on this basis due to the name:

> Make sure the package you want to upload is useful. Will anyone else want to 
> use this package? Is it extremely specialized? If more than a few people 
> would find this package useful, it is appropriate for submission.

...but it is acutually used by a number of people (I know, because I have 
others in my photography group who use it).

Eli, on that basis, would you kindly consider restoring it? I'm happy to rename 
it sxiv-photomanager-git, or whatever else.

I'm also a bit concerned about the predecent set for other packages which 
happen to bear my name, if that's the criteria for removal. For example, I have 
`systemd-cdown-git`, which is what I use when people report systemd problems to 
me and I write and ask them to try out some patches, so it's definitely used by 
more than a few people, albeit sporadically. Sure, I could just send PKGBUILDs 
and .install files around, but this seems reasonable to have on the AUR since 
it means I can just tell them the package to install, and things Just Work(tm).  
That strategy has been very successful in the past. If the naming is part of 
the rationale for removal, any suggestion for that one?



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