[aur-requests] [PRQ#10498] Deletion Request for signal-desktop

mrxx mrxx at cyberhome.at
Tue Feb 6 13:56:20 UTC 2018

I have not created signal-desktop because of its unnecessary 
dependencies but because of the lack of maintanership of 'signal' for 
weeks until it got a new maintainer. I thought it would be a good idea 
to keep a security-related package up-to-date. It wasn't.

 > If those warnings are valuable, why doesn't the signal package have
 > them? Rather than uploading a ragefork.

Again, I've not uploaded this "ragefork" (whatever that means) because 
of a lack of warnings. In contrast to many other maintainers including 
the one of 'signal', I always test my packages on fresh installations of 
all major desktops and discovered the problems myself. Sorry again for 
this unprofessional approach.

Therefore, please delete this package as soon as possible.

Eli Schwartz wrote on 06.02.2018 14:23:
> On 02/06/2018 07:27 AM, mrxx wrote:
>> 'signal-desktop' is not a duplicate of 'signal' but does some things
>> quite differently. Only really needed dependencies are installed,
>> resulting in a much smaller download and disk footprint.
> If signal, has unnecessary dependencies, then it should not be forked to
> fix that. Ask the maintainer to fix it rather than uploading a ragefork.
>> 'signal-desktop' also auto-detects a Gnome environment and helps the
>> user to make use of the tray icon functionality of Signal-Desktop. It
>> also checks for libraries which impair the functionality of the tray
>> icon when using KDE and instructs the user to remove them if they are
>> not required by any other package.
> Yes, historically you have run pacman in the post_install script. This
> is the kind of bad judgment that played a part in my desire to see this
> package removed, as I do not trust your capacity as a maintainer.
> If those warnings are valuable, why doesn't the signal package have
> them? Rather than uploading a ragefork.
>> Last, but not least the package name seems more consistent to me for a
>> program called 'Signal-Desktop' (AUR also provides 'signal-desktop-bin'
>> and 'signal-desktop-beta').
> The signal package predates all three. If you felt the signal package
> should have been renamed, you should not have uploaded a ragefork, but
> asked for the original package to be renamed.
> ...
> tl;dr
> Don't upload rageforks to the AUR as a substandard solution for your
> disagreement with a package maintainer's choices.

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