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On Thursday 20 December 2007 17:14:52 Thomas Pani wrote:
> > Are we Debian now? A new feature gets implemented (obviously because we
> > *need* it) and we can make use of it in a *year*?
> No, we're not Debian, thank god. I thought the "wait 1+ year" policy
> changed? Again citing Ciaran: "That was only the case because
> previously, using new features that Portage didn't support would cause
> horrible breakage. Now, instead, the ebuilds show up as being masked." 
It has changed as long as you don't introduce features that makes old versions
of portage fail to source the ebuild. EAPI=1 didn't do that.
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