[aur-requests] [PRQ#14563] Merge Request for onedrive

Varakh varakh at varakh.de
Wed Apr 3 14:12:58 UTC 2019

I need to disagree here. I don't get the point why you keep supporting
the original author who hasn't fixed anything in a long time just for
the sake of a name which would help AUR users to install the software
with less and not more bugs. Shouldn't we focus on the easiest solution
for AUR users? I think it's easier for most of us to just install the
first obvious match, namely 'onedrive'.

>From my point of view 'sporadically active' is way too friendly. The
last release and commit was in September, there are 12 open pull
requests and over 70 issues. I think it doesn't matter how abraunegg
decides or if he has secretly "claimed upstream" when he's the only one
responding to issues or PR. He's actively developing it, fixes bugs and
his fork is way more production-ready than anything else. Instead of
blaming him, we should be grateful that he took over and tries to rescue
a nearly dead project which helps out all users which need this

On 03.04.19 14:56, Doug Newgard wrote:
> On Wed,  3 Apr 2019 08:52:52 +0000 (UTC)
> notify at aur.archlinux.org wrote:
>> Varakh [1] filed a request to merge onedrive [2] into onedrive-
>> abraunegg [3]:
>> The onedrive package itself is working fine but upstream has not
>> committed anything for a very long time and is actively NOT responding
>> to issues.
>> There's a fork available (packaged into onedrive-abraunegg) which is
>> actively developed and contains tons of bug fixes required for daily
>> production.
>> As the current maintainer of the onedrive package is not willing to
>> hand over it, adapt the package to the fork, I'd propose to force move
>> the package or force delete it so that the current maintainer of e.g.
>> onedrive-abraunegg can take over. I think we, as an Arch community,
>> should not confuse new users and prefer working forks (and therefore
>> rename it).
>> There's also a discussion going on in the comment sections of each AUR
>> package.
>> Cheers
>> Varakh
>> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/Varakh/
>> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/onedrive/
>> [3] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/onedrive-abraunegg/
> The original upstream IS sporadically active, and instead of making a proper
> fork, abraunegg has just declared himself the new upstream of the project. If
> people have a problem with the naming, they should take it up with abraunegg to
> do things correctly.

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