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Sebastian Pipping schrieb:
> Thomas Sachau wrote:
>> In addition, i see a trend to enabled more more more USE flags (either over profiles or via IUSE
> I'm not sure for how much of the IUSE="+foo" cases this applies but I
> can explain one of them:
> In xfce-base/xfce4-session-4.6.1-r1 there is +fortune in IUSE
> because otherwise previous users of 4.6.1 would be missing the feature
> enabled by it.
> If you worry that +foo is becoming a trend _without_ strong reason you
> could try enforcing documentation for in metadata.xml (through new tags)
This is a nice example for a default enabled USE flag, where i see no strong reason to enable it.
Now i dont know that package nor do i know how many users actually use that feature. If the majority
uses that feature, it seems ok to me to enable it by default (either by a specific xfce profile or
default enabled USE flag). If its on the other hand a minority, which just complains louder, i would
still request the useflag to stay offline by default.
Together with this, i am glad to see the move of KDE/GNOME specific USE flags from normal desktop
profile to KDE/GNOME subprofiles. In most cases, users will either use one of those or none of them.
With this change, it will give a better situation for the majority of our users. And for those, who
want to use both profiles, they can have a look at portage manpage, as betelgeuse suggested.
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