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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: cardoe@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] gtk3 useflag and support of older toolkits
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 09:27:32
Message-Id: 20120624112818.35ee05bb@pomiocik.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] gtk3 useflag and support of older toolkits by Doug Goldstein
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:49:30 -0500
Doug Goldstein <cardoe@g.o> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 1:26 PM, Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> > wrote: > > On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:40:50 +0100 > > Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com> wrote: > > > >> On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:33:47 +0200 > >> Gilles Dartiguelongue <eva@g.o> wrote: > >> > Well the problem is simple, we need to ship webkit with gtk2 and > >> > gtk3 support. This is needed because gentoo has gtk2 based > >> > desktop/apps and because we want to ship gnome3 for example. > >> > > >> > Cool thing is that webkit supports being built with each toolkit > >> > without conflicting with the build from the other toolkit hence > >> > we ended up using SLOTS. > >> > >> You could just have gtk2 and gtk3 use flags in the ebuild, use > >> REQUIRED_USE to ensure that at least one is enabled, and build > >> things twice in the ebuild if necessary. > > > > Ah, so because a few paludis users may be building an additional > > variant of webkit-gtk unnecessarily, we should force all Gentoo > > users to randomly rebuild 1-2 variants depending on how soon > > they're going to get the USE correctly. > > > > Let's all agree that the current solution is less than ideal and could > use improvement. I have several Gentoo & Portage only desktops and I > find myself annoyed with webkit-gtk and its revisions and rebuilds.
Any other solution would involve the same rebuilds... -- Best regards, Michał Górny

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