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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC: Making backwards-incompatible tree changes | a solution for GLEP 55's problem
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 08:19:24 -0700
On 09/19/2011 03:14 PM, Alex Alexander wrote:
> My idea is simple. When incompatible changes have to be introduced to the
> tree, push a new version of portage that includes support for all the new
> features we want to provide.
> 
> Then, freeze the tree and clone it into a revbumped rsync module, i.e.
> 
> SYNC="rsync://rsync.europe.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage-r1"

It's a waste to provide the old copies via rsync. A similar alternative
that would solve that is to have a file in the tree that maps older
EAPIs to snapshots. That way, after a person syncs and finds that the
tree's EAPI is not supported, their package manager can easily locate
and download a tree snapshot (from any gentoo mirror) which is supported
by the current package manager.
-- 
Thanks,
Zac


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