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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Making user patches globally available
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:27:25
Message-Id: 4F9AF2C8.1040605@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Making user patches globally available by "Michał Górny"
On 04/27/2012 11:57 AM, Michał Górny wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:01:15 +0200 > Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o> wrote: > >>>>>>> On Fri, 27 Apr 2012, Zac Medico wrote: >> >>> Since we've managed to survive up to this point without such a >>> feature, I think it's worth the wait roll it into EAPI 5 and have a >>> clean solution that doesn't rely on package manager interaction with >>> eclasses. If we quickly draft an EAPI 5 spec, there's still have >>> time to have it approved at the next council meeting. >> >> Did I get it right, you are thinking about a special EAPI only for >> user patches? I'd say that the feature is not important enough to >> justify that. > > +1. Either we use EAPIs with some thinking or just drop that concept > and move on to something else. > > There is a number of features waiting for new EAPI, and noone yet even > considered them. But when it comes to marginal feature which many of > devs don't even accept, it's enough to quickly release a new EAPI which > most of the tree won't support.
The fact that it's a "marginal feature" is exactly why I don't think it justifies adding a quick and dirty hack that introduces an interaction between the package manager an eclass function like epatch_user. On the other hand, if it's important enough to justify a quick and dirty hack in the package manager, then I'd argue that it's also important enough to justify a quick and clean EAPI bump. -- Thanks, Zac