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On Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:07:40 -0700
Zac Medico <email@example.com> wrote:
> The "SLOT operator" dependencies that Ciaran has been advocating are
> very close to a good solution. However, if we want it to work with
> unslotted packages, then we need to introduce a separate ABI_SLOT
> variable as discussed here:
> It's really no more difficult to do than "SLOT operator" dependencies,
> it's more flexible, and we can do it in EAPI 5.
I still don't get what problem you're trying to solve with that. SLOT
operator dependencies are known to work for the problem, and have
received extensive testing both on Gentoo (with the old KDE packages)
and elsewhere. Why not just go with those plus blockers initially, and
then add in ABI_SLOT only if it turns out that developers really can't
handle using SLOT correctly?