On Sat, 22 Dec 2007 16:47:53 +0800
Zhang Le <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> BTW, if we decide to use .ebuild-1, will we provide a ebuild file for
> each EAPI for a specific version of software?
The GLEP covers this. There's no sensible way of doing so.
> I guess probably not, coz that is a huge waste of time and energy. If
> this is the case, then presumably we only provide new EAPI ebuild for
> new versions.
> If a user want to use the new version, he *has* to upgrade his PM so
> that it could support the new EAPI.
Yes, users will have to upgrade at some point. However, EAPI allows
them to upgrade in a graceful manner, without stopping the tree from
using new features, and without forcing a mass upgrade at any given
(And yes, we have to be careful with the ebuilds for package managers
and some of their direct deps. But that's a very small part of the
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