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From: Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o>
Subject: Re: EAPI 5
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 08:47:27 +0200
On Sat, 28 Apr 2012 20:13:41 -0700
Brian Harring <ferringb@...> wrote:

> 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.

Usually, the transition period ends when we no longer bikeshed
the topic.

-- 
Best regards,
Michał Górny
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