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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: [pre-GLEP] Optional runtime dependencies via runtime-switchable USE flags
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:48:22 +0100
On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:43:47 +0200
Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote:
> > > - being package-oriented rather than feature-oriented,
> > 
> > No; use flags are our configuration space, and they turn on/off 
> > sections of the given pkgs graph.  Your proposal relies on the same 
> > concept; bluntly, what you're proposing is just as 'package
> > oriented'.
> > 
> > Effectively, you can't dismiss SDEPEND/ODEPEND via changing the
> > rules between your proposal and ODEPEND's proposal.  Nice try
> > though. :)
> 
> USE flags can describe features, like USE=ssl, USE=html, USE=whatever.
> The exherbo suggested dependencies just list the relevant packages.
> 
> In other words, here you enable USE=html to get HTML output. With
> SDEPEND, you would --take dev-python/somerandomhtmllibrary.

Incorrect. Exherbo allows suggestions to be grouped, described and
taken by feature. It's done via annotations (the same mechanism used to
provide decent handling of blockers etc). Search for "group-name" in
exheres-for-smarties for an example.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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