Karl, Josh, and friends,
Given the furball that is erupting on gentoo-dev, I think that you need
to make a very decisive point and make it quickly. I therefore recommend
that you go ahead and merge all the migration packages to the official
portage tree *now*.
They will all be in ~arch, of course. Where absolutely necessary you can
hard-mask, but I think that a slightly less than perfect migration now
is better than getting sucked into the overlay madhouse. That
conversation is long beyond redemption, and rather than wasting energy
getting caught up trying to swim alongside it, just merge your work and
let a wider audience participate in finishing the job.
If manual action is necessary during the upgrade process, well, that's
certainly nothing people are unprepared to encounter. This is Gentoo
Now that I think of it, this is, after all, "release early, release
often". So pull the trigger, baby: freeze over, merge to HEAD.
Good luck, and thanks for all the hard work.
Andrew Frederick Cowie
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