Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Steve Dibb <beandog@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global use flag: vpx or vp8
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 20:13:08
Message-Id: 201007311612.33700.vapier@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global use flag: vpx or vp8 by Steve Dibb
On Saturday, July 31, 2010 16:02:51 Steve Dibb wrote:
> On 07/31/2010 12:51 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote: > > On Saturday, July 31, 2010 14:27:14 Jacob Godserv wrote: > >> Honestly not sure what convention is for naming, but I found this > >> > >> recently, and thought I might throw it out there: > >> ~ $ euse -i lame > >> > >> .... > >> [+ C ] lame - Prefer using LAME libraries for MP3 encoding support > >> .... > >> > >> While, as a user, I prefer this to be mp3, I also understand there may > >> be more than one library for such-and-so, so I'm willing to read up on > >> USE flags to find out which is the best to use. Overall, I would prefer > >> naming according to the names of the libraries they'll enable. > > > > that example isnt relevant. notice how the description includes the word > > "prefer" and isnt just "enable mp3 support". > > The description is misleading, and needs to be changed. Just because > something has an mp3 and a lame use flag, it does not mean that flipping > on lame means that the application will prefer lame over mad or mpg123.
sounds like a bug in the package, or the package metadata.xml needs updating. the current lame desc sounds fine to me. -mike

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