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

Fabio Loli lolix at disroot.org
Thu Dec 31 11:43:20 UTC 2020

Il 31/12/20 10:56, Haochen Tong via aur-requests ha scritto:
> 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
> rejected.
> 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,
> hexchain

You could have named it pipewire-vanilla-git, pipewire-gst-git or similar

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