[aur-requests] [PRQ#18988] Orphan Request for ungoogled-chromium Rejected

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Wed Apr 22 16:25:39 UTC 2020

Request #18988 has been rejected by eschwartz [1]:

"It's a browser therefore special" is not a valid argument. This
package will continue to follow the rules of every other package.

This package was flagged out of date a mere 11 days ago; on principle
I'm skeptical that the maintainer is truly inactive, especially as the
package had been updated 2 days before the flag date.

In such cases, with an extremely active maintainer, orphan requests
will almost certainly be rejected unless you can provide additional
reasons above and beyond "it was flagged out of date a few days ago".


And also, as it happens, the maintainer has responded with a lengthy,
thoughtful response detailing why the package is out of date -- to
wit, it's been attempted but does not build, therefore per definition
it cannot be updated and it would be a rules violation to knowingly
update it into a broken state.

We do NOT blindly accept orphan requests, we are third-party
arbitration and our job is to perform dispute resolution (and
sometimes to moderate packages which violate the rules of submission).

If you are in doubt whether an orphan request will be accepted, it
never hurts to ask in the package comments before escalating to an
orphan request. If the maintainer is active, they might have a
compelling rationale for why they are doing things the way they are.
If they don't respond, then, well, that's useful info for making a
case that the package should be orphaned. :)

[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/eschwartz/

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