Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship




Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-council
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-council: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Headers:
To: gentoo-council@g.o
From: Petteri Räty <betelgeuse@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: prepalldocs
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 16:54:02 +0200
Torsten Veller wrote:
> 
> | 15:35 < dev-zero> prepalldocs should be kept internal and usage should be avoided
> | 15:36 < dev-zero> reason: internal function and change of it's implementation prooves it
> | 15:36 < dev-zero> if someone want's it's functionality he should propose a solution for a future eapi
> 
> It is not an internal function. And it's a strange way to prove anything.
> Around 250 ebuilds use it. So there is probably someone who actually uses this functionality.
> 

And what functionality is that exactly? It's not like we would have
mandated the removal of prepalldocs from Portage. How do you propose
other PMs would implement prepalldocs when you have no idea which
behavior the ebuild authors were expecting at the time they wrote their
ebuilds?

More discussion happened in the meeting before the one yesterday I think.

>
>> Maintainers should use the public APIs available to them.
> 
> It's in ebuild.5 for years.
> And as recruiting lead you probably know that the Developer Handbook contains it as well
> <http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&chap=1>.
> 

If someone would have put the work into it that doc would have died ages
ago. Any way I changed the text there to mention that new ebuilds should
not use it.

> 
> I will probably do it after i got answers to the questions above.
> 
> Thanks.
> 

I would much rather see the energy put into creating a well specified
replacement for prepalldocs than trying to get prepalldocs to behave.

Regards,
Petteri

Attachment:
signature.asc (OpenPGP digital signature)
References:
Council log and summary for meeting on 02/12/09
-- Thomas Anderson
prepalldocs (was: Council log and summary for meeting on 02/12/09)
-- Torsten Veller
Re: prepalldocs
-- Petteri Räty
Re: prepalldocs
-- Torsten Veller
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-council: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Re: Re: prepalldocs
Next by thread:
Re: Council log and summary for meeting on 02/12/09
Previous by date:
Re: Re: prepalldocs
Next by date:
Re: Council log and summary for meeting on 02/12/09


Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-council mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.