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From: Maciej Mrozowski <reavertm@...>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 16:39:06 +0200
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[1]
> (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).

-- 
regards
MM
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