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From: Joshua Saddler <nightmorph@g.o>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:28:30 -0700
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:11:38 +0200
Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o> wrote:

> AllenJB wrote:
> > * Why is the developer profile even shown on "eselect profile"? Wouldn't
> > it be better to keep "unsupported" profiles off this list. Surely Gentoo
> > devs can cope with setting their profile manually in favor of a little
> > sanity preservation for the rest of us?
> 
> It's not only for Gentoo developers, but for /Software/ developers in
> general. IMHO.

Uhh . . . no, it's not. A long time ago I talked with the folks who created the profile, and that's why I put the following into our profile documentation. This is seen in all handbooks:

<note>
The <c>developer</c> subprofile is specifically for Gentoo Linux development
tasks. It is <e>not</e> meant to help set up general development environments.
</note>

. . . so no, it's not for general software development; it's to help out the hundreds of developers and users who are performing Gentoo development activities. Developing Gentoo is not like writing some random piece of software. This profile is for our special requirements, nothing else.
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