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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC: Enable FEATURES="userpriv usersandbox" by default?
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 11:23:19 -0400
On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM, hasufell <hasufell@g.o> wrote:
> I am against too many defaults. It's documented and people can
> activate it.
> I'm already annoyed by pre-set stuff like "cups" in
> releases/make.defaults.

While universal agreement is a bit much to hope for, I just wanted to
point out that fewer defaults is really just an illusion.

There is ALWAYS a default, anytime you have an option.  The default
might be one thing, or it might be another, but there is ALWAYS a
default.  My thinking is that our defaults should generally reflect
the most mainstream or least-surprising behavior, especially where
there are upstream projects.  in the case of portage, we are the
upstream, so we should do whatever is most useful and least obnoxious
to our users.

If you're running something other than a generic desktop/server, there
will always be a need to tweak things.

Rich


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Re: RFC: Enable FEATURES="userpriv usersandbox" by default?
-- hasufell
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RFC: Enable FEATURES="userpriv usersandbox" by default?
-- Zac Medico
Re: RFC: Enable FEATURES="userpriv usersandbox" by default?
-- Agostino Sarubbo
Re: RFC: Enable FEATURES="userpriv usersandbox" by default?
-- Michał Górny
Re: RFC: Enable FEATURES="userpriv usersandbox" by default?
-- Rich Freeman
Re: RFC: Enable FEATURES="userpriv usersandbox" by default?
-- hasufell
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