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Here is the summary of the last council meeting. The complete IRC log
is available at <http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/council/>.
Summary of Gentoo council meeting 3 April 2012
Present: betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, hwoarang, ulm.
EAPI specification in ebuilds
Discuss/vote which of the proposals should be further pursued and
worked out in detail:
A: Parse bash assignment statement
B: Comment in first line of header
C: Bash function
D: Filename extension (GLEP 55)
E: External metadata file
F: None, keep status quo
The council members expressed their preference for option A.
Subsequently, a vote on option A was taken, which has been accepted
with 5 yes votes and 1 abstention.
Action: Work out exact specification until next meeting (ulm).
New udev and separate /usr partition
Decide on whether a separate /usr is still a supported configuration.
If it is, newer udev can not be stabled and alternatives should be
investigated. If it isn't, a lot of documentation will have to be
updated. (And an alternative should likely still be provided.)
The council has voted in favour of a separate /usr being supported
(5 yes, 1 no vote).
During the discussion, some concerns were raised that we might not be
able to provide a modified or forked udev version. Chainsaw assured
that if necessary, he will maintain a udev version that supports said
It was remarked that a solution that comprises both the forked udev
version (separate /usr) and the latest versions is possible and
therefore should not block either way preferred by users.
herds.xml and mail aliases
Should devs be required to add themselves to herds.xml when adding to
This was rejected by the council (5 no votes).
Open bugs with council involvement
Bug 383467 "Council webpage lacks results for 2010 and 2011 elections":
Postponed, because jmbsvicetto isn't present.
Bug 408073: "Make the user choose a locale"
Action: ulm will ping the docs team.
No issues were brought up to the council by the community.
Next meeting date
8 May 2012, 19:00 UTC.