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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 17:56:18 +0000
On Thu, 8 Mar 2012 18:52:13 +0100
Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote:
> > Again, the proposal comes in two variants:
> > 2a) It is combined with a one time change of the file extension,
> > like .ebuild -> .eb.
> 
> And we're going to retroactively migrate the tree or have random file
> suffixes intermixed? Not to mention we're either keeping two different
> variants for a longer while, or disregarding backwards compatibility
> with older package managers for no actual benefit.

No, you'd just switch extensions for EAPI 5 onwards, and keep the old
rules for EAPI 4. Same idea and impact as GLEP 55, except without as
much future proofing.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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