[Dev] *URGENT* Proposal to organise Parabola

Luke Shumaker lukeshu at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 7 06:09:40 GMT 2014

At Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:19:53 +0100,
Michał Masłowski wrote:
> > as well as building good relationships
> > with other Free Software organisations, FSDG adhering Projects and
> > upstream (Uploading Parabola Packages to AUR, reporting bugs to arch
> > etc).
> +1
> > and spend the rests for stable infrastructure
> > (buying VPS / Domain Names/ etc) that will reduce the frequent
> > downtime.
> And the wildcard TLS certificate?

I'd be up for having a pool of funds that doesn't go to developers,
but can be used for project expenses.

> > I have also seen issues like unstable source code management which
> > needs fixing. Every major distribution has its own source code
> > management system and Arch has "ABS" which is broken in
> > Parabola. Packages from abslibre mostly don't get merged and the user
> > has to rely on using GIT. GIT works in most cases however "using git
> > for abslibre" and "using abs for packages from Arch" seems like a
> > dirty hack to me rather than a long term solution. We need an unified
> > solution to this.
> I think it's much more deeply broken: ABS is not synchronized with
> binary packages, so we can get binaries at one sync and ABS hours/day
> later.

Preach it!  See-also: db-import, a (beta) solution that attempts to
address this.

> I believe we should get from Arch only sources and build our own
> binaries, so we have verified availability of sources and can do
> important improvements like debug symbol packages that GNUtoo
> suggested.  (This needs much work and a build server.)

I'm open to that.

> > 3) The issues must not stay as a mere discussion / suggestion but also
> > be implemented in a timely manner.
> +1

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