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the time has come when baselayout-2.x and openrc are stable on all of
our architectures. That means that we should look into removing
baselayout-1 from the tree, removing support for it from our init
scripts and removing support for migration from the openrc
1. we can remove baselayout-1 from the tree, I think, as soon as bug
#368597 is closed, because once that is done, all new installs should
be based on baselayout-2.x and openrc.
2. The next step is to reverse the changes we made in bug #273138 and
any other init scripts that have been reacting differently depending on
whether they were under baselayout-1 or openrc. Optionally we could
rework init scripts to take advantage of openrc specific features such
as the *_pre/post functions at this point.
Once this is completed, the init scripts in portage will not support
baselayout-1, so if anyone is still on baselayout-1 we should find a way
to encourage them to migrate -- maybe a news item? Also, we should come
up with a time window that will be published in this news item that will
mark the end of supporting migration from baselayout-1 to openrc.
3. The final step is to remove the code from the openrc ebuilds that
supports migrating from baselayout-1.x. Once we do this another news
item should be published since this is the point of no return; anyone
running a baselayout-1 based system will have to re-install to upgrade
once we drop this support.
Please discuss. Did I leave out any steps? Are there any points I have
left out besides the time window between steps 2 and 3? Should there be
a time window before removing baselayout-1? What about between steps 1
and 2? What do you consider to be a reasonable time window before we
stop supporting migration from baselayout-1 to baselayout-2/openrc? I'm
thinking on the order of a few months, but not years.