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On Saturday 24 of October 2009 16:00:03 Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> Just so it is clear and there aren't any questions in the future. The
> XFCE team maintains a set of recommended global use flags in our docs
> (maintained by Josh (nightmorph)). So, whatever direction this ends up,
> xfce will not be going down that same road.
Well, if XFCE 'satisfying use deps' USE flags are not excessive, I think they
could stay in desktop (parent) profile of course as desktop profile is meant
for general use desktop. This would address some parts of Nirbheek's concern.
> Additionally, One cool thing about Gentoo is that you *can* have more
> than one DE installed. We don't have things like KGentoo =P I hope this
> profile thing doesn't make it harder for end users to use GNOME and KDE
> at the same time.
That's the 'edge' case we encounter. Of course splitting desktop profile
*will* make it harder for them to have GNOME and KDE at the same time. But, to
be clear, we're talking here mainly about default USE flags (not gnome-base/*
entries in package.mask in KDE subprofile... hmm, jmbsvicetto? worth
considering... ;) )
Splitting profiles is to provide out of the box desktop specific solutions
(because that's what majority uses afaik, though I don't have any poll to back
my words), not to prevent anyone from mixing things - those may just need the
same package.use/make.conf effort to set it up (mainly to satisfy USE deps, as
one can put recommended USE flags in +EAPI-1 IUSE in desktop environment
ebuilds after all).
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