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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
Subject: Re: Agenda for September 14th meeting
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 00:16:59 +0000
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Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 23:56:26 +0000 "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto"
> <jmbsvicetto@g.o> wrote:
>> it isn't a "mistaken impression". Both Joshua and me think there
>> are alternatives and that the choice to put profiles/* under EAPI
>> was unfortunate and should be reviewed.
>
> Why were those alternatives never expressed? Why were your
> objections not raised at the time, and why have you never explained
> what you think is wrong with it or what you think a better option
> would be?
>
Because at the time we didn't thought about them, didn't had time to
follow the infinite discussions about EAPI, just plain didn't cared
about it or some other reason. That's why we would like the council to
discuss about alternatives.
>> It's also my opinion that what the council approved was the use
>> of a EAPI file under each profile to mark the type of atoms that
>> can be used in the profile files (slots, etc).
>
> What the council agreed upon is not a matter of opinion. The
> council agreed to introduce EAPI control to profiles/. This was in
> no way limited to "the types of atoms that can be used", and the
> wording and design were very deliberately constructed *not* to
> limit the changes to those kinds of things.
>
I'd have to check the exact wording as I never followed EAPI
discussions that closely - you have. However, I'm pretty sure that
everything I saw leading up to the discussion addressed the concern of
using new atom syntaxes in files under profiles (in particular
package.mask/package.keywords/package.use files) and I do recall the
discussion about profiles/ itself having to be restricted to EAPI-0
which meant that we couldn't use newer syntax (in particular slots)
for the global package.mask. I don't recall any discussion regarding
other use of EAPI in profiles - at that time.

- --
Regards,

Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / SPARC / KDE
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References:
Agenda for September 14th meeting
-- Tobias Scherbaum
Re: Agenda for September 14th meeting
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: Agenda for September 14th meeting
-- Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
Re: Agenda for September 14th meeting
-- Ciaran McCreesh
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