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From: Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] EAPI 5
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 03:13:46
Message-Id: 20120429031341.GA3134@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] EAPI 5 by Ulrich Mueller
On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 12:26:41PM +0200, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
> >>>>> On Sat, 28 Apr 2012, Ciaran McCreesh wrote: > > > On Sat, 28 Apr 2012 12:11:38 +0200 > > Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o> wrote: > >> >>>>> On Sat, 28 Apr 2012, Ciaran McCreesh wrote: > >> >> > * Get a versionator replacement into the PM > >> >> > >> >> Given the long time it's been in limbo I doubt that this will be a > >> >> quick feature. (But I'll be glad if you convince me of the > >> >> opposite.) > >> > >> > I thought we just didn't have that because we couldn't add new > >> > global scope functions. > >> > >> But can we already for EAPI 5? Wouldn't the following: > >> > >> EAPI=5 > >> MY_PV=$(new_pm_version_mangler_function ${PV}) > >> > >> still fail for old package managers that don't implement EAPI parsing? > > > Didn't the Council effectively vote to ignore that problem? > > Yes, but after some reasonable transition period.
<insert my ongoing "Gee, lovely fucking approach to designing a compatibility mechanism"/> For EAPI5, all global scope functionality/bash version/take your pick has to be taken off the table, and held back till EAPI6- w/ the timeline for EAPI6 being "a reasonable transition period" after EAPI5 has been stabled in portage. ~brian

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Re: [gentoo-pms] EAPI 5 "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>