[aur-requests] [PRQ#13166] Deletion Request for emma

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue Nov 6 22:12:54 UTC 2018

On 11/6/18 4:55 PM, Aaron Fischer wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Nov 2018 19:10:56 -0500
> Eli Schwartz <eschwartz at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> On 11/5/18 4:56 PM, notify--- via aur-requests wrote:
>>> aaronfischer [1] filed a deletion request for emma [2]:
>>> [...]
>>> For that, deleting the package is the proper way.  
>> Although the homepage is down, the source code archive is still
>> available. And the github repo appears to be someone's totally
>> unaffiliated mirror, so it does not need to be taken as the gospel
>> home.
>> Dead code is not always dead -- does it work okay? Do people use it? I
>> see one vote from 2018-05-23.
>> With this in mind, do you desire to reconsider this deletion request?
> The project itself has no relevance any more and there is nobody
> actively maintaining it. I thought it would be the best to delete the
> "emma" package and if there is any demand, create a "emma-git" package
> with the new source. If this is not an option, I can change the source
> to GitHub and adjust the PKGBUILD so that the project builds again. But
> the project should in any case renamed to emma-git, so I can remove the
> version number.

Well, I have no idea how much demand there is for it, that's why I asked
you. :p

But as I said, I can confirm it currently builds successfully, since the
source is still available even though the project homepage is not.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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