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.
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From: "William Hubbs" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] out-of-date ebuilds?
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> 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 http://bugs.gentoo.org 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.
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 06:56:19PM -0800, Zachary Kline wrote:
>> (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,
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> William Hubbs
> gentoo accessibility team lead
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