[aur-requests] [PRQ#22879] Deletion Request for pipewire-nightly

Haochen Tong arch at hexchain.org
Thu Dec 31 09:56:43 UTC 2020

On Wed, 2020-12-30 at 20:41 +0000, notify at aur.archlinux.org wrote:
> eschwartz [1] filed a deletion request for pipewire-nightly [2]:
> duplicate of pipewire-git, renamed to "nightly" even though it is not
> in fact based on "nightly" snapshots but "minutely" or even
> "secondly"
> git HEAD.
> Purpose seems to be to build pipewire-git with different options...

Hi Eli,

You are not wrong. It is basically -git, but with the same options as
the [community]/pipewire package. The reason for the name "-nightly" is
really just 1) -git is already taken, and 2) most AUR helpers consider
"-nightly" as VCS packages.

As for "why do we need another one apart from -git", it is because the
maintainer of -git seems to have some strong opinion on gstreamer and
decide to exclude the gst plugin from the package, which I believe
gnome-shell depends on. Due to this discrepancy with the official
package and the maintainer refusing to do anything, people have sent
multiple requests in the past trying to "free" -git, but they were all

I don't want to argue whether it is preferred/allowed for him to do so
(especially with such a good package name :-), so I decided to create
this new package for brave people to test this new piece of software
without hassle. It tries to follow the official one closely, with
occasionally modifications when upstream introduces changes that
requires packaging attention. 

I hope you can reconsider and probably reverse this decision.

Best regards,

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