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On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:16:42 -0700
Alec Warner <email@example.com> wrote:
> I don't think the documentation forbids what these developers are
"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...