Notify user of packages migrated to AUR
Created by: polarathene
Is it possible to support a feature for a distro such as Manjaro to provide an ip/url address that performs an api check for packages that are dropped from main repos and pushed into AUR? For some users it is not clear if the package is optional and can be removed/avoided, thus avoiding potentionally long install/compile times. Recently this happened a few times with gstreamer and also the qtwebkit package.
Such a feature could also be used for update announcements, similar to how ArchLinux has it's news page for checking before updates, this could be integrated into Pamac informing users directly before updating whom might not realize any announcements/warnings prior to updating their system. Alternatively this would make a good systray widget/notifier instead?
If the API thing is too much, what about indicating packages to be installed would be orphans? (assuming you could ignore explicitly installed packages from the user). If there was a little icon indicator about this next to the qtwebkit package, it could be ignored and removed instead?