Talk:AUR submission guidelines

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Improvements from the AUR page that was reverted

It was in grievous error that this page was created from the version of the AUR page that it was reverted to, and not the version that it was reverted from. Not only has it made this content more difficult to navigate, but left the AUR page in a broken state with maintainer-oriented FAQs, etc that now have no place there. Several issues with the page that had been discussed and resolved have been restored to a broken state as well (which forum should users or maintainers use; policy on packages shipping binaries, etc). quequotion (talk) 04:42, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

If you'd like to see how this page should look, and get a history without other changes, I've made a full page draft. quequotion (talk) 09:55, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

There are a lot of changes to review; so I've compiled a rundown of them on the talk page of the draft. quequotion (talk) 13:48, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Please keep the draft on the User:Quequotion/AUR submission guidelines. Using this talk page for three purposes - article discussion, draft, and draft discussion - makes it extremely hard to follow, as made obvious by the stalling discussions in Talk:Arch User Repository and the following mass adoption of content without prior consensus. Closing the subsections below (#Proposals) hence. -- Alad (talk) 13:16, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Rule on "binaries" is unclear and misleading.

"Submitting binaries should be avoided if the sources are available." This is incorrect and misleading, and the intent of it is to say: "Submitting packages for prebuilt binaries should be avoided if the sources are available." Eschwartz (talk) 22:02, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Please reapply -- Polyzen (talk) 22:05, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. -- Polyzen (talk) 17:14, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Specify git remote to a new package

It would be a lot of help to specify how to set the git remote repo for a brand new package. I.e.:

git remote set-url origin

—This unsigned comment is by Damonh (talk) 13:38, 28 September 2019‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

This has come up before. I kind of agree, but on the other hand git tells you exactly what to do if you've missed this step when attempting to git push. I note this is on the Git page, filed under Git#Commit tips where no one will think to look for it. It would be even more helpful if that page were better organized so the existing links from this page could get users to this information more easily. quequotion (talk) 15:54, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Explicit statement about source hosting in AUR

Sometimes users tend to include little scripts in the AUR package itself and not use external hosting. As far as I understand this is not welcome, but I could not find any source for that. I propose adding a statement to the rules making this rule clear (if it is indeed valid). Fordprefect (talk) 09:41, 4 June 2020 (UTC)