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From: Brian Harring <ferringb@...>
Subject: Re: EAPI 5
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 20:13:41 -0700
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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