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From: "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
Subject: Re: package.use.stable.mask and package.use.stable.force
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:31:14 +0200
Am Samstag, 23. Juni 2012, 22:17:51 schrieb Ciaran McCreesh:
> "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o> wrote:
> > It is certainly possible refine this more. Allowing only EAPI=5
> > ebuilds in package.use.stable.*, and have the files only take effect
> > there, comes to my mind. However I doubt if these restrictions are
> > really necessary and if a EAPI dependence at this place in the
> > profile makes actually sense.
> 
> The way we usually word such things is to have a table of EAPIs where
> support is required if the package mangler accepts indicated EAPIs. Then
> it's an error for ebuilds to rely upon support if they don't use one of
> those EAPIs. This gets you out of the profile EAPI requirement.

Yeah but... the ebuilds themselves dont actually rely anywhere on the feature. 

> One thing that isn't addressed is what "stable" means. PMS doesn't
> currently attach that level of meaning to KEYWORDS. In particular,
> there's nothing implied about the relationship between ~x86 and x86.

Not strictly true. Quoting the section that I am referring to:

"A tilde prefixed keyword is, by convention, used to indicate a less stable 
package. It is generally assumed that any user accepting keyword 
\t{\textasciitilde{}foo} will also accept \t{foo}."

I guess this gives us at least something to build on.

-- 
Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer 
kde (team lead), sci, tex, arm, printing
dilfridge@g.o
http://www.akhuettel.de/
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