On Tue, 2007-02-27 at 10:51 +0000, Duncan wrote:
> If not now, maybe when profiles get multi-inheritance?
I consider it vital to a running system. If you don't, that's your
opinion and you're welcome to it. If you can get the developer base to
agree that it should be removed, then I will go against my own opinion
and remove it, but I'm betting that most people will side with me,
especially considering you break *client* support by removing openssh.
> other. Of course, even if multi-inheritance gets in 2007.0, it'll be
> some time before all the cascading profiles are fully deprecated and
> removed from the tree, so...
Actually, it wouldn't be as long as you think, thanks to the "obsolete"
profile that already exists. Rather than the usual "two release"
deprecation, where we only deprecate two releases back and older, we
would deprecate *everything* prior to 2007.0 and remove them all on the
same date, which would likely be 6 months or so after. Remember that
even the 2006.1 stable portage (2.1) had support for multi-inheritance,
we just haven't gotten around to using it.
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