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From: Doug Goldstein <cardoe@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] gtk3 useflag and support of older toolkits
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 03:50:32
Message-Id: CAFWqQMT98XfzXyTi-JZ=8HdJM=qjW_vpMdb-1=N_gT9MKYe72A@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] gtk3 useflag and support of older toolkits by "Michał Górny"
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. -- Doug Goldstein

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Re: [gentoo-dev] gtk3 useflag and support of older toolkits "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>