Its also possible they arent in this chat and are just a stranger, to which i would say uploading us to a package repo without even trying to talk to us is a little “not cool”
To play Devil’s advocate - isn’t open source code open to distribute (including packaging for distributions) and it might be helpful that a volunteer has enabled a new group of users to try?
I don't disagree, I don't want to send the message that we think we have the project on lockdown or anything like that - it's an open source GPL project that is free to distribute. The only thing I worry about is people we don't know setting up distribution channels can be a little worrying; i.e. they lose interest and don't update or they introduce malicious code under the projects name. I'm honestly not worried about either in this case, but I thought it was worth bringing up
Security and longevity are great points. I don’t run arch (I would have told you already if that were the case). as my recent troubles with webrender showed I would love to have all OpenGL and native dependencies with specific version be made available when I build emacs-ng
I appreciate if users want to help us, but I also think it's the best way to talk to the maintainers first