List Archive: gentoo-pms
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>>>>> On Fri, 11 Dec 2009, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> Why bother? That's quite a bit of work. Instead, what's wrong with a
> gradual, carefully controlled phasing out?
Gradually phase it out in Paludis, nobody has anything against that.
But who does still need it in PMS? Let's see:
> The first step (preventing people from installing any more
> kdebuild-1 things) was already done recently, when the genkdesvn
> repo was removed.
Good, so no ebuild developers will need the kdebuild spec in PMS any
> The second step (ensuring that people no longer have kdebuild-1
> packages installed) can be done with the next major Paludis release.
So you also don't need it for the next major Paludis release. And
probably you also have better uses for your time than to do bug fixes
for kdebuild-1 in minor releases?
> The third step (removing it from everywhere) can be left until after
> we've given everyone reasonable time to clean up.
Users? Who haven't updated since several months? They don't care about
PMS at all.