I think this is self explanatory.
In the old days of
mrt, it was rather easy to take a peek at a package code and fork if necessary.
Yes the new packaging system is ages beyond and ahead but as I browse packages on atmosphere, I find myself dismissing those that do not have the github link. Sometimes if a package’s name looks very interesting, I try to track it down on github with some search-fu but more often than not, I cannot find it and then again, dismiss it. It kind of sounds crazy to me to get a package into my app and not know how it exactly works.
Yes I know that it eventualy ends up in my computer and I can track it down in my local package cache, but hey, it is rather cumbersome.
So, since the whole atmosphere ecosystem works around the open source principle, why on earth do we need to jump through hoops to get to the source code?
So, here I say it out loud, let’s please make github links and a more-than-one-line readme mandatory for packages.