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On Sunday 30 November 2003 11:19 pm, Karl Trygve Kalleberg wrote:
> ) Use flags.
> - we should have a cascading scheme of useflags
What is the purpose? Sticky USE flags would make all this unneccesary...
> ) Pinning
> - It must be trivial to "pin" a package on a system, telling portage
> that under no circumstance should this package be upgraded.
I believe one can use package.mask to mask all versions of the package except
> ) Blocking
> - It must be trivial to "block" a package on a system, telling portage
> that under no circumstance should this package be installed.
> ) Sticky USEs
> - When I do USE="foo bar" emerge foo, then emerge sync, then emerge foo,
> I want "foo bar" to be used. That is, when I upgrade a package, I want
> each package to retain their original use flags, overriding the
> global default
Yay. It would be nice if we could tell it to reapply USE="foo bar" to the new
default USE flags, though.
> We should put out a complete GRP for a some of the desktop environments,
> and focusing on keeping these up to date with any new developments we do.
> I propose KDE, GNOME and XFce.
I think it would be good to get p2pcc working and if neccesary for security
purposes, default users to only use binaries compiled completely by devs...
> When/if we add proper printing support (with printer autodetection,
> network printing, yadda-yadda), it should work in _all_ our supported
> environments. If not, we should reduce our officially supported
> environments so that we can ensure proper support for all of them.
CUPS/KDE make a very nice combination for printers. I don't see a reason to
break this. If GNOME/XFce/etc do not have decent support, they could/should
be changed to use CUPS...
Developer, Gentoo Linux
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