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From: Sebastian Pipping <sping@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Amount of useflags enabled by default
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 19:32:36
Message-Id: 4AE204CF.2020309@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Amount of useflags enabled by default by Thomas Sachau
Thomas Sachau wrote:
> In addition, i see a trend to enabled more more more USE flags (either over profiles or via IUSE > +flag).
I'm not sure for how much of the IUSE="+foo" cases this applies but I can explain one of them: In xfce-base/xfce4-session-4.6.1-r1 there is +fortune in IUSE because otherwise previous users of 4.6.1 would be missing the feature enabled by it. If you worry that +foo is becoming a trend _without_ strong reason you could try enforcing documentation for in metadata.xml (through new tags) maybe. Sebastian

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Amount of useflags enabled by default Thomas Sachau <tommy@g.o>