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On 14 March 2010 06:09, James Cloos <cloos@...> wrote:
>>>>>> "BdG" == Ben de Groot <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> BdG> Abandoned packages do not belong in the portage tree.
> Nonsense. That attitude only servers to harm the user base.
You're wrong. It serves to protect our users from potentially
broken and vulnerable packages. It ascertains a Quality
Assurance level that we and our users can be comfortable
> Leaving them in does not.
It does, as it opens the users up to unknown security
vulnerabilities and increasing brokenness as bugs are
If Gentoo would stop caring about QA, then we'd be wasting
our time working on making this a better distro.
Ben de Groot
Gentoo Linux developer (qt, media, lxde, desktop-misc)