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#1 2013-09-18 01:02:13

Agent69
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Evilwm No Longer In Community

I use Evilwm and noticed that it is now no longer available except through AUR. According to the comment on AUR, it was listed as an unneeded orphan. I don't mind compiling it myself but I am curious how it became to be deemed unneeded.

Do anyone know how this process works?

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#2 2013-09-18 01:09:32

headkase
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Re: Evilwm No Longer In Community

Usually discussions of that sort are on the mailing lists.  See the complete lists here:

https://mailman.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo

I usually keep up with just arch-dev-public myself but all the individual lists have a purpose.


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#3 2013-09-18 01:10:05

Agent69
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Re: Evilwm No Longer In Community

Thanks.

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#4 2013-09-18 01:10:15

karol
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Re: Evilwm No Longer In Community

If nobody wants to maintain a package, it gets dropped to the AUR. It usually is orphaned, so that people who care can adopt and maintain it.


Edit: I checked the mailing lists and found no discussion about it, so I guess status as an orphan (in the repos) was the reason it was dropped.

Last edited by karol (2013-09-18 01:13:49)

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#5 2013-09-18 01:22:23

Agent69
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Re: Evilwm No Longer In Community

Thanks Karol. I wasn't finding anything either, so it's good to know that I wasn't missing something.

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#6 2013-09-18 02:15:26

headkase
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Re: Evilwm No Longer In Community

I don't know if this is it, the date is from 2012, but here is an orphaning mentioning evilwm:

https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail … 25803.html

?


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#7 2013-09-18 02:18:18

karol
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Re: Evilwm No Longer In Community

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