[aur-general] Can I adopt ICEWM ?

RobinCandau RobinCandau at protonmail.com
Thu Mar 31 06:06:39 UTC 2022

Hi everyone,

I use ICEWM daily and I love it.
Unfortunately, it is now orphaned [1] and will probably fallback to the AUR pretty soon due to the upcoming spring cleanup [2].

In that sense, I planned to adopt it on the AUR when it will land here.

The thing is, I currently package and maintain only one package on the AUR at the moment (but I plan to create/maintain/co-maintain other packages in a near future).
I still don't have a lot of experience with maintaining package on the AUR, I guess (at least, compared to people maintaining 100+ packages, even tho I'm working on it !).

That being said, maintaining icewm looks fairly easy to me... Correct me if I'm wrong but, it is mostly about updating the "pkgver" variable and the "sha256sums" variable accordingly in the PKGBUILD [3] each time there's a new icewm release right ? [4]

So what should I do ? Can I adopt it or do you guys think that I should leave that to someone else ? Maybe anyone already planned to adopt it (such as "bidulock" that already maintain the git version [5]) ?

I would be glad to adopt it tho :)

[1] https://archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/icewm/
[2] https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2022-March/030763.html
[3] https://github.com/archlinux/svntogit-community/blob/packages/icewm/trunk/PKGBUILD
[4] https://github.com/ice-wm/icewm/releases/

[5] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/icewm-git

Robin Candau

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