[pacman-dev] [PATCH] RFC: remove upx and optipng support from makepkg

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Tue Feb 2 14:18:05 UTC 2016

On 02.02.2016 02:44, Allan McRae wrote:
> These options were added before libmakepkg allowed passes like this to be
> dropped in.  I prefer only real core packaging tasks to be included in
> makepkg and additional things like this to be dropped in by a user or
> distribution that wants to support them.

The linux folks want as many modules in their tree as possible so that
they can improve/change the interfaces between the core and the modules
easily and without breaking third-party modules. I also have the feeling
that any time I see software supporting plugins, these plugins are more
often than not in bad shape, especially when they are maintained by a
third party.

These two modules seem to be really small and should not require much
maintenance. Considering the points mentioned above I'd suggest to keep


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