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From: "Zachary Kline" <Z_kline@...>
Subject: Re: out-of-date ebuilds?
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 20:10:08 -0800
    I was familiar with this process, just didn't think it applied to these 
particular packages.  The ebuild version specification system is a bit tough 
to get used to: version numbers in particular.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Hubbs" <williamh@g.o>
To: <gentoo-accessibility@g.o>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] out-of-date ebuilds?

> Hash: SHA1
> Hi Zack,
> first off, are you  familiar with the masked packages and how to use
> them?  Some of the packages you want might not be marked stable yet.
> Basically, if you want to use something that isn't stable,  you can do
> something like this:
> echo app-accessibility/emacspeak >> /etc/portage/package.mask
> You can substitute any other package you want to use for
> app-accessibility/emacspeak, it was just an example.  If there are new
> versions of packages that you know about that are not in the tree, you
> can file a bug at and request a version bump for
> the package.
> The way to get things moved to stable is to use them and report problems
> to the bugzilla address I gave above.  If packages do not have bugs
> open, they will eventually be marked stable.
> Thanks,
> William
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 06:56:19PM -0800, Zachary Kline wrote:
>> Hello,
>>     (For some reason my emails to the list haven't been getting through
>> using my old address, so I subscribed this one...)
>> I've noticed that several accessibility-related ebuilds are out of sync
>> with the latest available from the upstream sources.  Orca comes to mind,
>> as does Emacspeak and Speechd-El.  I'm not terribly familiar with the
>> Gentoo ebuild creation process, nor with who, if anyone, is supposed to
>> maintain these.  I do notice, for instance, that Orca is at 2.1 upstream
>> and 1.00 here.  I don't want to fall behind, if possible, in terms of
>> features and such.
>> Is this an issue which I should report elsewhere?  Should I try to make
>> ebuilds for these packages myself?
>> Thanks much,
>> Zack.
>> _________________________________________________________________
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> William Hubbs
> gentoo accessibility team lead
> williamh@g.o
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