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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 18:24:44 +0100
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:16:42 -0700
Alec Warner <antarus@g.o> wrote:
> I don't think the documentation forbids what these developers are
> doing.

http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&chap=1

"This means that counting goes as follows: 1.0 (initial version),
1.0-r1, 1.0-r2, etc."

It's not illegal, but it's also not in line with how versions and slots
have interacted up until now.

> I think you implemented a nice heuristic for your users in your
> resolver that used to work because slots had a typical set of users
> cases and the heuristic performed well in those cases.
> 
> Now people are occasionally using slots in a different way and your
> heuristic penalizes those cases. That sucks, but you might have to
> actually change your resolver because I don't think 'funky-slots'
> properties is going to garner much adoption.

You mean, instead of implementing trivial marking, which takes
developers a few seconds, you want to screw over users? I think that
says a lot about Gentoo's attitude...

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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