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From: Grobian <grobian@g.o>
Subject: Re: xorg-x11
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 09:37:30 +0200
On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 12:54:53AM -0500, Kito wrote:
> >I'd say there is noone working on the progressive profile at the  
> >moment.  As far as I know, Kito doesn't have a progressive setup as  
> >well. Hopefully the progressive profile will be deprecated eventually.
> 
> Not sure what gave you that idea...its the only profile for OS X I  
> find useful :p I know a few others are using it as well. Its  

Right, you confuse me, but that's easy ;)  I probably have a different
definition of 'progressive'.  But if you state you use it, you can
easily close the bugs on them, I suppose?

> basically the proving ground for the portage base-system packages.  
> Its also whats used for Darwin development, as building Darwin system  
> packages requires a heavily modified OS X environment. I don't plan  
> on deprecating it at all, if you feel strongly otherwise, maybe you  
> should split the profiles up (again) and let the collision-protect  
> profiles that install packages to / (non-prefixed) live in profiles/ 
> default-macos and leave profiles/default-darwin for, well, darwin.

I would think that the current default-macos profiles should get
deprecated somehow in their current form and replaced by a prefix
thing...

For me, non-collision-protect stuff is dangerous/progressive.  By using
a prefix, a lot of (if not all of) the collision-protect issues should
go away (like with fink for example), hence if you then still want
something progressive, it will mean something else to me like it means
to me now.  It will be a misunderstanding from my side, but a separation
of alt/darwin and alt/macos might be approriate at that stage, since
progressive/darwin then clearly has not the sole purpose to extend and
enrich an Apple OSX install.  Sounds more like progressive wants to
build a Darwin system (perhaps even kernel) with portage as package
manager.  This is completely cool, but not my cup of tea, and a whole
new definition of progressive to me.  So maybe we should start a new
thread on what progressive actually means/is? :)

-- 
Fabian Groffen
Gentoo for Mac OS X Project -- Interim Lead
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