[aur-requests] [PRQ#11354] Deletion Request for firefox-always-nightly
felix at passcod.name
Thu May 10 21:58:28 UTC 2018
Yeah, I'm deliberately in contravention of the rules and style of AUR to
get those advantages. Also note it's not really a "new" package (four
years)! But I understand if it gets deleted. Although, if it does get
picked for deletion is there a way I could request a stay of execution? I'm
investigating an alternate solution that wouldn't rely on the AUR at all,
and therefore wouldn't push against its rules, but it's going to take a
while (~1 month?) to get set up, and if I could offer a good transition
strategy to those who like this flavour, then voluntarily kill it, that
would probably be a better user experience.
On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 9:49 AM Morgan Adamiec <morganamilo at gmail.com>
> On 10 May 2018 at 22:36, Félix Saparelli <felix at passcod.name> wrote:
> > How do I tell this request to, politely, go away?
> > always-nightly has a number of differences to -nightly, not just the
> > "always" part of it. But if this is the main point of difference, then I
> > contest the claim that -nightly has "pretty good tracking". As a blatant
> > example, right now it is on 62.0a1.20180509, while always-nightly
> > 62.0a1.20180510.
> > There is also the fact that firefox nightly updates twice a day, not
> > so the -nightly package is never accurately tracking the latest.
> > Some more occurences from the firefox-nightly comments:
> > owstoni commented on 2017-08-02 22:15
> > 57 is out, could you post the new source?
> > K900 commented on 2017-08-02 14:40
> > 57.0a1 is out now, needs a version bump.
> > tux-86 commented on 2017-07-21 20:11
> > Version string seems now 56.0a1.-1
> > That's two fairly recent occasions where firefox-nightly was behind. The
> > one shows no update in 8 hours at least. Firefox-always-nightly would
> > produced the right version within a few minutes of the update actually
> > out. That is why it exists.
> > On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 9:15 AM <notify at aur.archlinux.org> wrote:
> >> Morganamilo  filed a deletion request for firefox-always-nightly
> >> :
> >> Duplicate of aur/firefox-nightly
> >> See https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-
> >> general/2018-May/034080.html
> >>  https://aur.archlinux.org/account/Morganamilo/
> >>  https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/firefox-always-nightly/
> I would think the rules on this would say it's still a duplicate. If
> there's problems they should be fixed, not have a new package pop up.
> Your PKGBUILD does a lot of hacky stuff that I don't know how to feel
> about it. using curl for global variables. Forcing an insanely high
> pkgver so that it always wants to update.
> It's not up to me though. I brought this up briefly in the linked
> thread and Eli seemed to agree so I thought I would send this request
> and see what happens.
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