October 9, 2011: Search by --maintainer
Did you know that of the 26 thousand packages we have in the AUR, over 44 hundred don't have someone to take care of them?
Many are out of date or don't even compile. The rest will soon also succumb to bit rot.
Chances are, you depend on a few of these programs in your day to day life. Show your apps that you do care.
Download Aurphan here: aurphan.tar.gz or with
pacman -S aurphan
In a few short seconds, a bash script will compare your installed packages to a list of packages in need, with links to where you can learn more about them.
Together, we can give all orphaned software a home.
If you are an Arch developer, you are eligible to adopt official packages. Find these formerly supported, now abandoned, packages with `aurphan --packages
If a fellow TU needs you to water their plants, feed their cat or update their applications</span>, <span class="del">packages</span> <span class="add">find them</span> withaurphan --packages
</span> <span class="add">--maintainer [nickname] Or if you are a very generous dev, use
aurphan --eligible and help increase the officially supported software.
What if you can't provide long term support for a package, but still want to help out? There are two options just for you. Maybe a bug is open and you can contribute a fix. Find these packages' bugs with
aurphan --bugs. Finally, the master todo list tracks the progress of large changes through Arch. Use
aurphan --todo to see what packages you can make complete.
aurphan Without options, displays help. -p --packages Search official packages <span class="add">for orphans</span>
-t --todo Search todo list -b --bugs Search bugtracker -e --eligible Search AUR for popular packages -a --aur Search AUR for orphans
-m --maintainer [nickname] finds packages from a dev/TU, useful when they feel overworked
- Make --bugs prettier and filterable by maintainer.