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On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:02:41 +0200
Gilles Dartiguelongue <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > It is handled better by working out what exactly the problem is,
> > and if you can't implement it nicely using existing features, then
> > not implementing it at all until you have suitable features.
> Sorry to make this old thread pop up again but, no, it is not
> acceptable to not ship packages like webkit just because you dislike
> the solution we used to workaround a well known problem in ebuild
No-one is saying "don't ship webkit". What is being asked is that a) you
ship webkit with a subset of functionality disabled if necessary for
now, and b) that you provide a general description of what you can't
provide cleanly using existing functionality.
If you really think it's necessary to come up with a workaround like
this, though, then you should be mailing the list and asking for QA or
Council approval, rather than doing it and then asking for forgiveness