List Archive: gentoo-council
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Areas of responsibility:
AMD64, Secretary to the Gentoo Council
- Portage changing behaviour without EAPI bumps:
David Leverton(dleverton) requested that the council mandate that portage
is not allowed to change behaviour that is specified in PMS, as has
occurred a few times in the past.
The council decided that if PMS-conflicting changes occur in
package managers then the council can mandate that versions that
conflict will be masked, excepting extenuating circumstances.
- EAPI 3:
EAPI 3's features have been finalized and its final approval is
pending portage support for the most important features. Some features
may be removed if they cannot be accomplished in a reasonable
timeframe and are holding up the introduction of the critical
- New utility functions: 'Doexample'/'Doexample'
Some council members believed that adding these utility functions
would complicate things for new ebuild authors while not providing
any especially needed features.
Voted to not be included in EAPI 3.
- Ban || ( use? ( ... ) ... )
Mart Raudsepp(leio) argued that banning such constructs is
strictly a QA issue and shouldn't be covered by PMS, while others
argued that there are no valid use cases for the construct and
that you need appropriate rules to parse RDEPEND/DEPEND.
It was decided that a repoman warning would be most
appropriate for this case and that the topic of banning it in
an EAPI can be revisited for EAPI 4.
- Ban 'dohard'
Currently dohard cannot be guaranteed to work across filesystems
and few packages use it.
Voted to be banned in EAPI 3.
- New econf options,
The addition of '--enable-fast-install' was opposed because it is
already a libtool default and as such is useless. No arguments
were made against '--disable-dependency-tracking'.
'--disable-dependency-tracking' was voted in, while
'--enable-fast-install' was voted out.
- Add --if-compressed option to unpack().
Voted to be not included in EAPI 3.
- Slot Operator Dependencies(:= and :*)
Voted to be included in EAPI 3. Mart Raudsepp has remaining
queries about the final syntax.