One of the main reasons that a user chooses Arch Linux or an Arch based Linux distribution is the Arch User repository AUR. .
Unfortunately pacman the package manager of Arch can8217t access the AUR in a similar way to the official repositories. The packages in AUR are in the form of PKGBUILD and require a manual process to be built. .
An AUR helper can automate this process. Without any doubt yay is one of the most popular and highly favoured AUR helper.
Recently Morganamilo one of the two developers of yay announced that is stepping away from maintaining yay and starting his own AUR helper called paru. Paru is written in Rust compared to yay that is written in Go and its design is based on yay. .
Please note that yay hasn8217t reach the end of life and is still being actively maintained by Jguer. He also commented that paru may be suitable for users that looking for a feature rich AUR helper thus I would recommend giving it a try.