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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: New global use flag: vpx or vp8
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 16:12:32 -0400
On Saturday, July 31, 2010 16:02:51 Steve Dibb wrote:
> On 07/31/2010 12:51 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > On Saturday, July 31, 2010 14:27:14 Jacob Godserv wrote:
> >> Honestly not sure what convention is for naming, but I found this
> >> 
> >> recently, and thought I might throw it out there:
> >>   ~ $ euse -i lame
> >> 
> >> ....
> >> [+ C  ] lame - Prefer using LAME libraries for MP3 encoding support
> >> ....
> >> 
> >> While, as a user, I prefer this to be mp3, I also understand there may
> >> be more than one library for such-and-so, so I'm willing to read up on
> >> USE flags to find out which is the best to use. Overall, I would prefer
> >> naming according to the names of the libraries they'll enable.
> > 
> > that example isnt relevant.  notice how the description includes the word
> > "prefer" and isnt just "enable mp3 support".
> 
> The description is misleading, and needs to be changed.  Just because
> something has an mp3 and a lame use flag, it does not mean that flipping
> on lame means that the application will prefer lame over mad or mpg123.

sounds like a bug in the package, or the package metadata.xml needs updating.  
the current lame desc sounds fine to me.
-mike
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