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>>>>> On Fri, 27 Apr 2012, Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn wrote:
> Ciaran McCreesh schrieb:
>>> * two new files in profile directories supported,
>>> package.use.stable.mask and package.use.stable.force
>>> * syntax is identical to package.use.mask and package.use.force
>>> * meaning is identical to package.use.mask and package.use.force,
>>> except that the resulting rules are ONLY applied iff a stable keyword
>>> is in use
>> This means that an ebuild will effectively change when moved from
>> ~arch to arch. The point of ~arch is to test ebuilds before they're
>> moved to arch.
> I agree that the ~arch ebuilds should be tested in the same
> configuration in which they will end up in arch. However in this
> case, the possible configurations for arch are a subset of those in
> ~arch, so the testing covers those too.
Maybe I'm missing something, but what would happen when the newest
version of a package is marked stable? The masked USE flags would
become unavailable for everyone?