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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [gentoo-dev-announce] Call for items for September 13 council meeting
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 10:33:32 +0100
On Sun, 18 Sep 2011 14:54:56 +0530
Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek@g.o> wrote:
> I don't see any features in EAPI 3 and 4 that are useful for the
> profiles. However, a bump to EAPI 2 (or at least 1) would be
> *extremely* beneficial, and cause much less chaos.
> 
> Speaking with my GNOME hat, it will be *extremely* useful for
> slot-masking GNOME packages.

If that route is taken, I'd recommend 1 rather than 2, for the simple
reason that if 2 is introduced to profiles, we need to have a very
careful discussion about the meanings of use dependencies in profile
files.

For example, people might think they can start masking cat/pkg[flag].
Is this a replacement for package.use.mask or does it mean something
else? I have a sneaking suspicion that if there's not a policy saying
"no use deps in profiles" then people will start trying to use them for
all kinds of horrible hacks that would be better being fixed properly.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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